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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.