Comprehensive Economic
Development Strategy (CEDS)


The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is a five year roadmap for improving economic conditions and resiliency. This economic development focused “strategic plan” outlines goals and actions for the region, and is useful in applying for grant opportunities. The CWEDD adopted its 2020-25 CEDS at its February 11, 2021 Board meeting.

CEDS Amendments Public Notice:

In February 2021, the Cascades West Economic Development District approved the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). At its November 30, 2021 meeting; the CWEDD Board agreed to move forward with two proposed amendments to the current CEDS. 1) Amending the Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network (RAIN) description in multiple locations and 2) Adding the Economic Resilience Metrics: Measurement Framework & District Profile to the Appendix.

We ask that you review the document amendments as part of the Economic Development Administration (EDA) mandated 45-day public review process. The draft amendments will be available for public review and comment from November 11, 2021 to January 3, 2022. Hard copies will be made available by calling 541-924-8405. The final approval of the amendments will occur at the first CWEDD Board meeting in 2022, meeting information will be posted and available at least once month in advance.

Comments must be submitted no later Monday, January 3, 2022 to Hard copy comments can be submitted via mail to: CEDS REVIEW, Attn. Jenny Glass, OCWCOG, 1400 Queen Ave. SE Suite 205, Albany, OR 97322. 

Save the Date!

Please save the date for a Cascades West Economic Development District (CWEDD) Workshop scheduled for Thursday, September 30th from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm. Location TBD. Please expect an Outlook Calendar invitation following this email. 

The purpose of the Workshop is to begin the implementation of the 2020-2025 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) and will include small break out groups focusing on the five priority areas in the CEDS which are Regional Collaboration and Partnerships, Sector Diversification through Business Development, Infrastructure Resilience, Workforce Support, and Rural Vitality. The goals of the small group break outs and implementation discussions are to develop achievable action items and focused work groups.

CWEDD Staff is excited to work with our partners on implementing the CEDS.

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Jenny Glass

Justin Peterson


Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Update

The CWEDD has adopted its 2020-25 CEDS at its February 11, 2021 Board meeting.