U.S. Economic Development Administration provides funding to Columbus Region
The U.S. Economic Development Administration has awarded the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission with $400,000 to update the Columbus Region’s comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS), with the support and involvement of One Columbus and partners throughout Central Ohio.
A CEDS serves as a blueprint for economic and community development across the region. A completed CEDS will unlock important, new federal tools and funding sources across the region and ensure the region is prepared for transformational economic development opportunities.
MORPC will use the grant funding to support engagement with community leaders and the private sector to establish a strategic blueprint for regional collaboration.
The final CEDS document will be submitted to the U.S. Economic Development Administration for adoption. With a completed CEDS, the Columbus Region will apply for economic development district (EDD) designation, building further capacity to support economic and community development.
More information on comprehensive economic development strategies is available here