CEDS Resource Library

Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (CEDS) contribute significantly to effective economic development across the United States. This great volume of information has previously been difficult to locate. It tended to be dispersed across countless websites, too often in formats that didn't let users search conveniently for the kinds of information they needed. Now, all CEDS are in a database with sufficient metadata to allow searching based on up to 50 different variables.

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Guided Approach to Examining CEDS

Report analysis, content and design

We’ve created 7 key categories and have identified what we are calling “exemplars” of the CEDS within each EDA region. Explore each of the categories and the CEDS exemplars for each—then click on the CEDS to see for yourself!

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Strategy development

Look up analysis conducted by regions similar to your own based on PCPI, demographics or other key characteristics. Note their strategies since peer regions likely share similar challenges and opportunities.

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Strategic blueprint

What are the best practices to help turn the goals outlined in the CEDS into reality?

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About the Resource Library

CEDS are locally based and regionally driven economic development planning processes. These CEDS have long been a cornerstone of the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s programs and serve to engage community leaders, leverage involvement of the private sector and establish strategic blueprints for regional collaboration. CEDS from 1990 forward are included in the Resource Library, with metadata for 50 different variables.

View more information on CEDS at the EDA website »