Centralina Community Economic Development

Building a prosperous region requires robust economic development that fosters vibrant communities, especially in today’s global economy. The Centralina Community Economic Development (CED) department is committed to addressing economic challenges and disadvantages within our nine-county region. We work closely with elected officials, government municipalities, community leaders and the private sector to provide technical assistance, staff expertise and help leverage private and public resources. Our goal is to improve housing, public infrastructure and downtown revitalization, making our region more prosperous and attractive.


  • Advisory services on public infrastructure funding opportunities 
  • CDBG neighborhood revitalization
  • HUD entitlement administration
  • Commercial and residential code enforcement
  • Economic development technical assistance
  • Downtown redevelopment project advising
  • Economic resiliency and disaster recovery efforts

Centralina CED manages the Centralina Economic Development District (EDD), a 501(c)3 non-profit that was established to promote a diversified and innovative regional economy through collaboration and advocacy. 

The Centralina EDD is designated by the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Association as the approved Economic Development District for the Charlotte region. It is responsible for developing and maintaining the regional Centralina Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS).

The CEDS is a locally based regionally driven economic development strategy to generate good jobs, diversify the economy and spur economic growth. Learn more on the Centralina EDD website.