The Western Connecticut Economic Development District (WCEDD) is a recognized Economic Development District (EDD) by the State of CT and the Federal Economic Development Agency (EDA). The WCEDD Council meets quarterly to promote, coordinate, implement, research economic development efforts within the region. These efforts are outlined within the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS).

Western Connecticut Economic Development Plan

The Western Connecticut Development Plan is a CEDS, which provides the goals, strategies, projects, and performance measurers for the WCEDD to implement.

Created in collaboration with the Region’s private sector and public input, the Western Connecticut Economic Development Plan is a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS).

A CEDS is an EDA approved document that allows an EDD to effectively pursue grant funds through the EDA. A CEDS must provide annual reports on its progress and be updated every five years. An update requires reviewing existing strategies, and modifying the document to match the needs of the times. The current Economic Development Plan is scheduled to be updated in July 2022.

CEDS Annual Reports

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.