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Preview and Provide Your Comments on the Centralina Regional Council Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)

The Centralina Economic Development District (EDD) draft 2023 -2028 of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is now available for public comment until November 10th. Please use this form to share your CEDS comments with the Centralina EDD planning team. If you have any technical issues or questions about this form or the CEDS, please contact Anna Lu Wilson at or at 704-385-4790. Centralina EDD will not be providing individual responses to the comments received at the commencement of the public comment period. The comments received during this period will inform the development of the final CEDS document. Centralina EDD appreciates you sharing your time and talent in support of the 2023-2028 CEDS document.

The Centralina Economic Development District (EDD), a 501(c)3 nonprofit established in 2005 by Centralina Regional Council (Centralina), promotes a diversified and innovative regional economy through collaboration and advocacy. The Centralina region includes nine counties in the greater Charlotte area – Anson, Cabarrus, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanly and Union – and is delineated as North Carolina Council of Government Region F.
The Centralina EDD is designated by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), a bureau with the U.S. Department of Commerce, as the approved regional Economic Development District. It is responsible for developing and maintaining the Centralina region’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). The CEDS is a locally based, regionally driven economic development strategy to generate good jobs, diversify the economy and spur
economic growth. Over the past 10 months, the Centralia team worked in partnership with the Centralina EDD Board of Trustees, CEDS Steering Committee and a range of stakeholders to assess the region’s current economic conditions and develop a strategy to build on existing assets while addressing both short-term shocks and structural challenges to the economy. At the heart of our Prosperity for All approach is the desire to improve the overall resilience and inclusivity of the people, places and economy of our nine-county Centralina region. Our region is at an important crossroads to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and build a resilient, globally connected regional economy that deepens the prosperity for all. Our vision will be achieved through regional collaboration and collective action across three goals, 15 recommendations and 58 near-term action items over the next five years. We invite you to review the full plan below to learn more about where the region is today and our plan to move towards prosperity for all.