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Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy 2022

CEDS 2023-2027
Open for Public Comment

The UCPCOG CEDS Advisory Committee, CEDS Strategy Development Group, and CEDS Staff Committee invite the public to comment on the region's new Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS 2023-2027).  The full text of CEDS 2023-2027 is available here.  The documents can be viewed within Google Drive or downloaded into another program.  Please contact Ben Farmer (bfarmer@ucpcog.org or (252)-234-5966) if you have trouble viewing the draft CEDS.  A paper copy of CEDS 2023-2027 is available upon request.  Public comments will be accepted until 8:00AM on Monday, October 3, 2022.   

UCP CEDS 2022 Vision: 
“Think Regionally, Act Locally, Compete Globally” 

The CEDS primary purpose is to provide a comprehensive, performance-based strategy to strengthen the region. The process includes an analysis of the region’s economy, established plans, area challenges & opportunities, with strategies and tactics for moving the region forward.

The CEDS 2022 is a result of an ongoing economic development planning process developed with diverse public and private sector participation, incorporating guiding principles and standards of various federal, state and local agencies through a partnership with the State Economic Development Strategy, “NC Tomorrow”. 

Goals, Objectives, Strategies, Actions

As part of the foundation for the statewide NC Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, the NC Tomorrow Uniform Process guided state’s regions to center on four strategic goals:

GOAL 1:  Build on the Region's Competitive Advantages & Leverage Marketplace.
GOAL 2:  Establish & Maintain a Robust Infrastructure
GOAL 3:  Create Revitalized, Healthy & Resilient Communities
GOAL 4:  Develop Talented and Innovative People

Click on the cover page below to view the CEDS 2021 Annual Update:
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CEDS COVID-19 Addendum 

On January 19, 2021, the UCPCOG Board of Directors, acting in their role as CEDS Advisory Committee, adopted this CEDS COVID-19 Addendum.