Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)

COIC is designated by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA) as the “Economic Development District” for Central Oregon. Within this role COIC is responsible for identifying priority economic development project needs within the region, articulating regional needs to the EDA, and assisting local governments in applying for grant funding through the EDA.  EDA grant categories include: public works infrastructure, technical assistance, planning, and economic adjustment.

As an Economic Development District, COIC is also responsible for creating and maintaining a regional Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy.  The current CEDS was completed in 2007 and updated in 2011.

COIC is in the process of revising and expanding the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the Central Oregon region.  The strategy will focus primarily on the development of:

  • A framework for regional collaboration on economic development priorities, needs identification, and program alignment.
  • Coordinated priority strategies to build regional and community capacity/readiness to support business retention, expansion, and recruitment, and to address economic resilience.

2017-21 CEDS

2016 Project Solicitation Process

2016 Strategy Meetings

August 15,2016

March 17,2016

2015 Strategy Meetings

December 9, 2015

September 23, 2015

2015 Stakeholder Meetings

Next Stakeholder Meetings: April 2016

November 3, 2015, Prineville/Crook County

November 17, 2015, Deschutes County

9 AM-Noon 

Redmond Public Works Department

243 E Antler Ave #100

Redmond, OR 97756

November 30, 2015, Madras/Jefferson County

2-5 PM

Madras Airport Conference Room

2028 NW Berg Dr.

Madras, OR 97741

Previous CEDS Activity

Approved Regional Long Range Issues Inventory – Updated December 1, 2011
Revised COIC Needs and Issues List – Approved  – Updated March 9, 2014
Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy – Approved December 29, 2007

For more information contact:
Scott Aycock, Community and Economic Development Manager
(541) 548-9523