Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)

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A CEDS is designed to create an economic roadmap to diversify and strengthen regional economies. The Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) is creating a CEDS that will analyze the regional economy and serve as a guide for:

- Establishing regional goals and objectives;
- Developing and implementing a regional plan of action; and
- Identifying investment priorities and funding sources.

CEDS Contact:
Carey Jenkins |  carey.jenkins@lacda.org  |  (626) 586-1854

CEDS Public Comment

  • Public Notice: Request for Comments

    The LACDA has released a draft of its Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for Los Angeles County.

    A CEDS serves as a tool to promote local and regional economic development planning by establishing goals and identifying ways in which local strengths can be leveraged and used to overcome barriers. The CEDS helps to improve inclusive economic prosperity for a better quality of life for all Los Angeles County residents.

    Over the last several months, the LACDA developed a collaborative draft CEDS to direct regional economic development planning efforts. This strategy is designed to be an action-based economic plan to diversify and strengthen the regional economy. The strategies outlined are derived from locally-based, regionally-driven planning sessions with representatives from private business, higher education, labor, education, government and community-based organizations.

    The CEDS is now posted for a 30-day public review period in accordance with the Economic Development Administration’s regulations found in the Federal Register at 13 C.F.R. part 303.

    Comments can be submitted below starting May 29, 2020, through July 3, 2020, close of business.

    We look forward to your comments.

    A paper copy of the CEDS will be made available upon request.

  • CEDS Discussion Draft

    Click here to review the discussion draft the Los Angeles County CEDS.
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