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Economic Development

Through a planning grant provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Economic Development Program develops and maintains the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the region. A group of local leaders from all sectors of the population guides the process (click here for a complete list of CEDS Committee members). In addition, grants are packaged for public works projects and technical assistance.

UMVRDC CEDS Annual Report 2015

Click the link to view a PDF of the Region 6W 2013 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS).

EDA’s Mission:

To lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy.


For more information on the UMVRDC’s Economic Development programs, please contact our office directly at 320/289-1981.