Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy
The five-year Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the South Central Economic Development District is a compilation of regional analysis and strategic planning that will guide the work of the District over the next five years. The CEDS reiterates the importance of supporting both small business and community development in order to fulfill SCEDD’s mission: developing and promoting a positive economic climate, which supports regional growth.
The CEDS process analyzed public input and demographic data, reviewed economic development plans that have already been put in place, established goals and objectives that will work to strengthen the regional economy, and formulated a five-year strategy known as the Action Implementation Plan (AIP). The AIP will enable SCEDD to work towards achieving those goals and objectives and continue to grow and strengthen the region’s communities and businesses. The CEDS will benefit the residents, businesses, entrepreneurs, local government leaders, and economic development organizations that live and work in SCEDD’s thirteen counties: Adams, Buffalo, Clay, Franklin, Hall, Hamilton, Harlan, Howard, Kearney, Merrick, Nuckolls, Phelps, and Webster.