Region 10 serves as a partner with the U.S. Economic Development Administration as an Economic Development District, which provides economic development planning to our region and the communities within the region.

Region 10 is a designated Economic Development District and thus is responsible for creating and implementing a regional economic development plan.

This plan is called a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) and is the region’s playbook for engaging in a collaborative, region-wide transformation of the economy in order to raise productivity, create wealth, and increase prosperity for residents. A CEDS is the result of a “regionally-owned” planning process designed to guide the economic prosperity and resiliency of a region.

It provides a coordinating mechanism for individuals, organizations, local governments, and private industry to engage in a meaningful conversation and debate about the economic direction of our region.

During the past year (2020 -2021) Region 10 updated our Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy including updating for pandemic resiliency. This document will guide our region’s economic development work for the next five years. This draft document is available for public comment through September 24, 2021 and then will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration for final approval.

Regional Development Projects