Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)
Region 8's economic
development program involves several ongoing components including the annual
updating of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). The
CEDS Committee, with the assistance of WMRPC staff, develops an annual document
that describes the economic conditions of the seven counties, recent successes,
and ongoing challenges related to economic development.
CEDS Committee also solicits economic development projects from each of the
communities (counties, cities, villages, and townships) in Region 8 as well as
other community-based organizations. The CEDS lists all of these
projects, which communities feel would benefit the economic conditions of the
area. After CEDS Committee and WMRPC adoption, this list of projects is
forwarded to EDA, USDA, MEDC, state and federal legislators, and other
organizations for funding consideration. EDA requires that projects appear
in a CEDS for funding consideration.
community project in the CEDS does not automatically move the project forward.
After listing the project, communities must meet with the Region and EDA to
develop and promote projects. The WMRPC facilitates meetings between
communities and EDA to determine if a community’s project meets EDA’s criteria.
CEDS Committee Representatives
Click the above link to see a list of our current
CEDS Committee Representatives.
CEDS Committee Meeting Schedule
CEDS Committee Meeting Minutes