NW Oregon Regional Economic Development Strategy
NW Oregon's 2005 – 2007 Regional Strategy is required for receipt of Oregon Lottery Regional and Rural Investment Funds. It also includes NW Oregon’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (or CEDS), a required element of the federal Economic Development Administration's (EDA) regional economic development program. Since two sets of guidelines are involved, the Plan provides separate sections on each strategy.
The 2005 – 2007 NW Oregon Regional Economic Development Plan is the culmination of a three-year process combining and coordinating economic development and planning efforts of the Columbia-Pacific Economic Development District (Col-Pac) and NW Oregon Economic Alliance (NOEA).
Three Regional Forums were held with public and private stakeholders to identify and work on economic development issues. Col-Pac’s annual planning meeting, held in July 2004 to update the 2002 – 2004 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy was a collaborative public planning meeting with the NW Oregon Economic Alliance, NW Oregon Regional Partnership and Governor’s Economic Revitalization Team.
Board meetings of the Col-Pac and NOEA were held jointly to further enhance understanding, coordination and collaboration between the two organizations. Adoption of 2005 – 2007 Regional Strategy occurred July 2005 at a public hearing involving stakeholders from throughout the region.
2005 -- 2007 NW Oregon Regional Strategy pdf