COMPREHENSIVE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY (CEDS)
A CEDS is the result of a local planning process designed to guide the economic growth of a region. REDC has been the keeper of the region's CEDS since 2000. As a result of its diligent planning, REDC achieved designation as the only Economic Development District (EDD) in Southern New Hampshire. The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) bestowed the EDD designation on REDC in 2003. As part of the EDD designation, REDC is awarded funding to continue the important task of planning for our region's economic growth, to include annually updating the region's CEDS.
A CEDS is a plan that outlines a region's economic development needs and goals. It emerges from a continuous planning process developed with a broad based and diverse community participation that addresses the economic potential of an area. The strategy should promote sustainable economic development and opportunity, foster effective transportation systems, enhance and protect the environment and balance resources through sound management of development.
2016 CEDS REPORT
2015 CEDS REPORT
2014 CEDS REPORT
2013 CEDS REPORT
CEDS PRIORITY PROJECTS
Part of the annual CEDS process includes the development of a Priority Project List for the REDC region. Priority Projects are local or regional development projects and/or studies that meet one or more of the CEDS Regional Goals. Priority Projects must meet one or more of the CEDS Regional Goals. Submitting a project for inclusion on the CEDS Priority Project List is the first step in identifying potential funding opportunities under the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA). While not all projects meet subsequent requirements for funding under EDA guidelines, the inclusion of projects on the Priority Project List for the region may have a positive effect for a project's possible funding under other federally funded grant sources, such as USDA/Rural Development, HUD and DOL. In addition, a project MUST be on the list to be considered for certain EDA grant opportunities. EDA-funded eligible projects include any public infrastructure or construction project that will ultimately lead to the creation of new private industry jobs.
If you would like to discuss a new project proposal, please contact CEDS Planner, Jennifer Kimball at 603-772-2655 or Jennifer@REDC.com.
Request for Work Proposal and Qualifications for 2020 CEDS
The Regional Economic Development Center of Southern NH (REDC) is in the process of updating the region’s five-year Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). REDC is looking for assistance in facilitating a series of public visioning sessions and completing a comprehensive summary that will be used to develop an overall Vision and new five-year CEDS Goals and Objectives for the region.
REDC is requesting proposals for assistance in facilitating a series of public visioning sessions and completing a comprehensive summary that will be used to develop an overall Vision and new five-year Economic Development Goals and Objectives for its 2020 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). This is the region’s five-year CEDS and shall conform to Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA) requirements.
A CEDS is a plan that outlines a region’s economic development needs and goals, is a product of continuous planning, and has a vision developed with broad based and diverse community participation. The purpose of the CEDS is to guide the economic growth of a region through an ongoing economic development planning process.
While REDC conducts a thorough update of the CEDS each year, every five years the plan’s broader vision, goals and objectives are reviewed and updated to reflect the changing conditions and needs of the region. As part of the process, REDC will hold four visioning sessions during February and March 2020. These sessions will be designed to obtain advice and input on the overall vision, goals, and objectives for the upcoming five years. Each session will include time for participants to network, a speaker, time for questions, and an hour to conduct broad visioning.
After the conclusion of the visioning sessions, the selected firm/consultant will provide a comprehensive summary of the sessions and public input (including surveys) and concerns. This document will be used to develop an overall vision, new five-year goals and objectives, and develop the priorities to be addressed from an economic development perspective over the next five years.
Proposals shall be submitted to Laurel Adams, REDC President, and must include proposed scope of work, qualifications, and total proposed fee. Proposals are due at REDC, 57 Main Street, Raymond NH 03077 or by email at by December 6, 2019. Please contact Laurel with any questions.