The CEDC was established in 2005 by Centralina Council of Governments to promote the retention of jobs, a diversified economic base, development, expansion and retention of business and industry and the growth within Centralina’s nine-county region. The CEDC brings together the private and public sectors in partnership to provide a coordinated strategy and ongoing economic development programs throughout the Centralina region. With financial assistance from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), the CEDC brings together these diverse sectors into a comprehensive economic development and planning process; otherwise known as a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy. The CEDC is the designated Economic Development District by the U.S. Economic Development Administration.
The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) analyzes our regional economy and serves our region as a guide for establishing regional goals and objectives, and implementation of our regional plan of action, and identifies investment priorities and funding sources. The CEDS integrates a region’s human and physical capital planning in the service of economic development.
The Centralina regional CEDS, entitled “No Boundaries”, updated in 2007 identifies several key regional priorities:
The Centralina Economic Development Commission charge is to implement the regional priorities identified in the CEDS by conducting research, providing technical assistance and access to program funding for our member governments.
To read the No Boundaries reports and view regional projects go to www.4noboundaires.org.