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Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)

A CEDS, or Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, is a guide to understanding the regional economy and is a useful guide to local decision making. It is a comprehensive planning document that guides the economic development activities of our region and is a requirement for receiving Federal funding through the Economic Development Administration (EDA). It should be concise, accessible and contain four main elements: analysis, vision, action plan, and evaluation. The CEDS should be viewed as an opportunity to coordinate federal, state, and local funding for economic development and to engage the public and local businesses and organizations in the economic future of our region. The CEDS is a critical component for elected officials, county and regional government agencies in applying for and obtaining funding for economic development initiatives in the region.

The Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland (TCC) is the EDA recognized organization for economic development for Worcester, Wicomico and Somerset counties. As such it is TCC’s responsibility to facilitate the development of the CEDS for the region. To that end, TCC consults with constituents, maintains the CEDS publication, hosts a regional CEDS committee made up of regional constituents and liaises with EDA on regional planning.

In 2010 TCC was successful in completing the application process to have Worcester, Wicomico and Somerset counties designated as an Economic Development District by EDA.



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Public Documents
FilenameUpload DateModified DateFile Size
CEDS2003.pdf9/10/2015 5:11:22 PM12/13/2010 10:23:29 AM1,676 k
CEDS2004.pdf9/10/2015 5:11:22 PM12/13/2010 10:23:26 AM1,666 k
CEDS2005.pdf9/10/2015 5:11:23 PM12/13/2010 10:23:24 AM1,716 k
CEDS2006.pdf9/10/2015 5:11:25 PM12/13/2010 10:23:19 AM12,648 k
CEDS2007.pdf9/10/2015 5:11:27 PM12/13/2010 10:23:14 AM1,833 k
CEDS2008.pdf9/10/2015 5:11:27 PM12/13/2010 10:23:11 AM1,590 k
CEDS2009.pdf9/10/2015 5:11:28 PM12/13/2010 10:23:08 AM1,310 k
CEDS2010.pdf9/10/2015 5:11:28 PM9/21/2010 4:00:16 PM1,508 k
CEDS2011.pdf9/10/2015 5:11:29 PM8/8/2011 6:49:26 PM3,765 k
CEDS2012.pdf9/10/2015 5:11:30 PM8/29/2012 12:31:51 PM5,337 k
CEDS2013.pdf9/10/2015 5:11:31 PM8/6/2013 2:41:20 PM5,156 k
CEDS2014.pdf9/10/2015 5:11:32 PM6/25/2014 11:52:10 AM5,586 k
CEDS2015.pdf10/8/2015 12:00:32 PM10/8/2015 12:00:33 PM5,576 k
CEDS2016.pdf6/21/2016 1:45:34 PM6/21/2016 1:45:34 PM8,610 k
CEDS2017.pdf7/16/2018 1:54:58 PM7/16/2018 1:54:58 PM10,480 k
CEDS2018.pdf8/15/2018 8:40:16 AM8/15/2018 8:40:16 AM10,044 k

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