RFQ: Post-COVID Resiliency Analysis for Industry Clusters Update & Sustainability of the CEDD CEDS

In 2020, the Centralina Economic Development District (CEDD) was awarded funding from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) for a COVID-19 Economic Recovery Planning and Technical Assistance Grant under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act signed into law by President Trump on March 27, 2020. The primary project under this grant has a goal to develop strategic short-term and long-term economic recovery and resilience assessments tied to our 2017 Prosperity for Greater Charlotte Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). This work is critical for our region in order to address the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic and re-align the CEDS for recovery, future resiliency and sustainable success.

CEDD is seeking Request for Qualifications (RFQ) responses from consultants with experience and expertise in economic development strategic planning services to assist in all phases of activities and deliverable tasks associated with the project. Qualifications should be electronically submitted no later than 4:00 pm EDT, March 4, 2021 to Michael Manis, CEDD President and Chief Operating Officer, at 9815 David Taylor Drive, Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28262. For any questions regarding this project, please contact Connor Choka, Community Economic Development Resilience Analyst, at (704) 348-2723 or Michael Manis at mmanis@centralina.org or (704) 348-2720.