Economic Plan

Western Connecticut Council of Governments’ (WestCOG) Economic Plan also serves as the 2023-2028 Connecticut Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS), which is a five-year regional economic development plan for the Western Connecticut Economic Development District (WCEDD) and supplants the 2017-2022 CEDS.

The CEDS acts as a ‘playbook’ to guide regional collaboration, expand opportunities, secure resources, and bolster resiliency in the face of economic disruptions whether they be driven by the market, climate, disease, or something else altogether.

WCEDD Council

The WCEDD Council follows requirements set by the EDA for a majority private sector composition and participation from a broad cross-section of the community including public officials, community leaders, business
organizations, the workforce development board for the Region, and others to assure diverse experience and representation.

WCEDD Council Meetings

WCEDD Council Meetings are scheduled quarterly in January, April, July, and October. Typically meetings land on the 2nd Thursday of the month and start at 1:00 PM. You can register for future meetings using the button below.

Or check out the WCEDD Council Meetings Page for previously held meetings, agendas, and minutes.

CEDS Annual Reports