The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) contributes to effective economic development in the region and its communities through a locally-based, regionally-driven economic development planning process.

Western Connecticut Economic Development Plan: A Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, 2017

Created in collaboration with the Region’s private sector and public input, this CEDS was prepared to meet State and federal planning requirements for economic development grants. It also serves as a refreshed regional data base for municipal marketing and economic development efforts. It was adopted by the COG Council on October 5, 2017. State approval was received on December 12, 2017. Federal approval was received on March 14, 2018.

Adopted CEDS
Appendix A: Data 
Appendix B: Public Participation 


Western CT Economic Advisory Group

WestCOG has worked to create a new unified CEDS for our new unified region. Per EDA requirements, WestCOG has called together stakeholders to create the Western CT Economic Advisory Group.

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