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Innovation and Opportunity: A Closer Look at the New CEDS Content Guidelines
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When: 2/26/2015
Where: Webinar

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February 26

2-3:15 ET / 1-2:15 CT

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David Ives,

Sustainability / PlanningCoordinator, Economic Development Administration

Brian Kelsey,
Director of Economic
Development, NADO


Megan McConville, Program Manager, NADO Research Foundation

Brett Schwartz, Program Manager, NADO Research Foundation








Innovation and Opportunity:A Closer Look at the New CEDS Content Guidelines



The U.S.Economic Development Administration (EDA)has released newCEDS Content Guidelinesas part ofupdated federal regulationsthat went into effect on January 20. The Content Guidelines provide a clear, streamlined framework to assist Economic Development Districts and other interested parties in crafting an effective and impactful Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). They include recommendations on what should be included in each of the required sections (Summary Background, SWOT Analysis, Strategic Direction/Action Plan, and Evaluation Framework), and suggest useful tools, resources, and examples. The guidelines also emphasize the importance of incorporating the concept of economic resilience into the CEDS.

Please joinEDA and NADO staff onFebruary 26 from 2:00 - 3:15 p.m. ETto take a closer look at the opportunities provided by the new guidelines and other resources and strategies available to your region to drive regional economic development and resilience.

This webinar is conducted with support from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Economic Development Administration. Please direct any questions to Brett Schwartz ( Megan McConville (





Please join us for another upcoming webinar, "Building Economic Resilience in Your Community:Linking Economic Development and Hazard Mitigation Planning" on March 17.More information is availablehere.