CEDA Awarded EDA Planning Grant

CEDA has been awarded a three-year planning partnership grant by the Economic Development Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The investment will be used to support long-term economic development planning efforts in north central Idaho. The grant scope includes implementation and annual updates of CEDA’s comprehensive economic development strategies (CEDS), coordinating economic planning and implementation with partners, and providing technical assistance to members, municipalities, and businesses and industry.

The CEDS is a strategy-driven plan for regional economic development and is the result of a regionally owned planning process designed to guide the economic prosperity and resiliency of a region. It provides a coordinating mechanism for individuals, organizations, local governments, and private industry to engage in a meaningful conversation and debate about the economic direction of their region.

CEDA will begin the CEDS updating process later this year and will hold planning workshops in each of the five north central Idaho counties. Contact CEDA if you would like more information or would like to be a part of the 2023 CEDS updating process.

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