NW Oregon CEDS
What is the NW Oregon Comprehensive Economic Development
Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is a collaborative Plan that
combines and coordinates the economic development activities of the
Columbia-Pacific Economic Development District (Col-Pac), NW Oregon Economic
Alliance (NOEA), NW Oregon Area Commission on Transportation (NWACT), NW Oregon
Workforce Investment Board (NWIB), NW Oregon Regional Solutions Team (NWRST)
and Clatsop, Columbia, Tillamook and western Washington Counties economic
provides a regional framework and overview to NW Oregonís economic development
landscape, drawing upon the needs, issues, goals and strategies of the regionís
local, regional, state and federal partners and private industry.
How is the CEDS Developed?
The NW Oregon
CEDS is a flexible and dynamic planning document that is updated annually, with
a full economic review every five years. Drafting of the CEDS is a collaborative
effort, with input through public meetings with all of the public partners and
private stakeholders. The 2014ó2018
CEDS includes a full regional economic analysis, updated with the most current
census, employment and business trending data.
Another key addition in 2014--2018 is the inclusion of the NW Oregon
Regional Solutions Team mission and priorities, which mirror those of
Col-Pacís, while providing direct connections to the regionís state agencies.
Why Does NW Oregon have a CEDS? How is it Used?
NW Oregonís CEDS
provides guidance and context for implementing specific economic development
activities and project investments. The
economic development goals, strategies and performance measures in NW Oregonís
CEDS are a composite of the regionís local economic development service
delivery system. Based on their own
identified needs and issues, local partners identify key projects that meet
their economic development goals, which are then matched with potential funding
or collaborative partners using the CEDS platform. The regional approach allows for
cross-pollination of projects, development expertise and regulatory agency
involvement so critical in our time of limited resources.
NW Oregon's CEDS is a required element of the federal Economic Development Administration's (EDA) regional economic development program.
2014--2018 NW Oregon CEDS
2014--2015 Mid-Point Progress Report