Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) 2023 – 2028

In 2022, the Centralina Economic Development District Board of Directors worked in partnership with Centralina Regional Council, the CEDS Steering Committee and a range of stakeholders to assess the region’s current economic conditions and develop a strategy to build on existing assets while addressing both short-term shocks and structural challenges to the economy. These findings were the building blocks of the 2023 – 2028 Prosperity for All CEDS, a five-year locally based, regionally driven economic development strategy to generate good jobs, diversify the economy and spur economic growth. 

The CEDS Action Plan includes 26 urgent recommendations implemented during the next 24 months being led by the 28 regional subject matter experts across the region. The Action Plan also includes 58 additional recommendations that will be implemented over the five-year CEDS time frame. Learn more about the CEDS by reading the full report or the abbreviated executive summary below.