As the U.S. EDA-designated EDD for the region, ACCOG is charged with developing and implementing a regional Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). The CEDS is a 3 or 5-year strategic blueprint for regional collaboration around economic/community development that is designed to build on other regional planning efforts. The plan is approved by EDA and qualifies. eligible regional organizations for EDA assistance. The ACCOG CEDS was updated in 2022 and integrated into a digital platform. The next overall update will be due in 2027. This One-Year Workplan for 2024 places the focus on regionally driven strategic priorities that will be undertaken. during the 12-month period. The workplan provides a guide to prioritizing resources and efforts that support the strategic direction identified in the CEDS.

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