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Scope of Work 2018-2019

The needs identified through the creation of the CEDS SWOT analysis, during the 10-stop CEDS Town Hall tour, and from public comments submitted online, suggest that the EDD needs to adopt the following objectives and projects in the 2018 – 2019 Scope of Work:

Objective 1: Community & Regional Development Planning and Technical Assistance
Objective 2: Regional Economic Partnership Development
Objective 3: Capacity Building Trainings and Workshops

The EDD will fund the action plan through community and sponsor match, member dues, and partnership planning grants.

Objective 1:
Community & Regional Development Planning and Technical Assistance

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Objective 2:
Regional Economic Partnership Development

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Objective 3:
Capacity Building Trainings and Workshops

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Strategic Direction/Action Plan:

The EDD serves as a means by which members and partners can assist our most distressed neighbors by incorporating their most pressing infrastructure, data tracking and analysis, and small business support needs into a regional strategy.

Guiding Principles

Guiding principles establish a broader framework for the EDD vision and mission statements.  They identify a set of values critical to the success of achieving our vision. Though each of these principles stands alone in reflecting our committee’s values, it is recognized that some may either complement or conflict with others. The ideal projects will balance competing principles when possible.

  • We recognize the importance of maintaining rural lifestyles and enhancing the quality of life.

  • We value the preservation of unique and significant natural and cultural resources, and respect diverse cultures.

  • We encourage participation of all citizens and consensus-based planning and recognize that success requires a long-term commitment.

  • We value the importance of understanding our regional economy and using that to shape the future.

  • We believe partnerships expand opportunities.

  • We encourage sustainable economic development, believing that the integration of community, economy and environment is key to success

  • We play a leadership role for regional economic development in the region.

  • We believe in building on our strengths, supporting the maintenance, preservation, and development of existing and new business and infrastructure.