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Granite Falls Advocate Tribune - Granite Falls, MN
  • UMVRDC Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) - DRAFT 2013

  • The UMVRDC Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is an ongoing regional economic development planning process designed to coordinate the economic development efforts of the region's diverse group of development organizations, local governments, private industry, entrepreneurs and other individuals. The CEDS is re...
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  • The UMVRDC Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is an ongoing regional economic development planning process designed to coordinate the economic development efforts of the region's diverse group of development organizations, local governments, private industry, entrepreneurs and other individuals. The CEDS is required to maintain the region’s Economic Development District status and eligibility for federal Economic Development Administration (EDA) funding. According to EDA guidelines, eligibility for funding consideration requires:
        •    a continuous planning PROCESS responsive to other regional economic development initiatives
        •    a CEDS STRATEGY COMMITTEE representing the entire region and diverse in its members' backgrounds, interests and community orientations
        •    a DOCUMENT detailing regional economic development priorities and actions
    A draft of the updated Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the region continues to be available for review and comment at www.umvrdc.org through June 16th, 2013. Comments can be sent to: jacki.anderson@umvrdc.org or mailed to: UMVRDC CEDS 323 W. Schlieman Ave, Appleton, MN 56208
    The Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission (UMVRDC) is a five county development agency providing services to local units of government in Region 6W. Its membership is comprised of representatives of townships, cities, counties, school boards, and public interest groups.  Geographically, the RDC represents the counties of Big Stone, Chippewa, Lac qui Parle, Swift and Yellow Medicine. The mission of the UMVRDC is to “enable the region to thrive by assisting local governments.”
    For more information on the UMVRDC, please visit our website at www.umvrdc.org or call 320-289-1981
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