U.S. Economic Development Administration granted approval Feb. 1.
The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) has received official approval from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) for the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS).
The CEDS contributes to effective economic development in America’s communities and regions through a locally based, regionally driven economic development planning process. The U.S. EDA sets guidelines to assist with the development or update of a CEDS.
MORPC led the region’s CEDS in partnership with One Columbus. The CEDS process brought together economic developers, workforce development stakeholders, transportation officials, higher education representatives, and others for a set of key conversations about the Columbus Region’s economic development strengths and opportunities.
With an approved CEDS in place, MORPC will now apply for the region to be designated as an Economic Development District (EDD) by the U.S. Economic Development Administration.