CEDS Resilience Library

BACKGROUND:

In conjunction with the Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) release of revised Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) guidelines, (http://www NULL.eda NULL.gov/ceds) the NADO Research Foundation has compiled a library of examples to help Economic Development Districts (EDDs) navigate incorporating resilience to economic disruptions and other disasters into their CEDS.

EDA has amended the CEDS guidelines to include an economic resilience requirement because it is increasingly apparent that economic prosperity is linked to a region’s ability to prevent, withstand, and quickly recover from major disruptions to its underlying economic base.  In addition, the CEDS process provides a critical mechanism to help EDDs identify regional vulnerabilities and prevent or respond to economic disruptions.

Many regions, especially those that have been heavily impacted by natural disasters or the downturn of a specific industry, have already begun incorporating aspects of resilience into their CEDS.  These aspects may include:

  • Detailed analyses of regional vulnerabilities in SWOT assessments;
  • Inclusion of regional disaster preparedness and recovery efforts;
  • Strategies to diversify the economy or realign the workforce to support emerging industries;
  • Resilience objectives built off of statewide initiatives or related regional planning efforts;
  • Or, all of the above.

ABOUT THE LIBRARY:

The NADO Research Foundation has reviewed CEDS prepared by our members and catalogued examples detailing how EDDs are currently addressing resilience.  The library allows users to browse CEDS that incorporate resilience by state and topic.

Users of the library should first open the library’s index – an excel spreadsheet of information the NADO Research Foundation has compiled.  This spreadsheet displays the name of the EDD that prepared the CEDS, the state, the organization’s website, and the topic areas related to resilience addressed in the CEDS (indicated by an “X” in each relevant column).  Topic areas related to resilience include:

  • Whether resilience is incorporated throughout the document or in a specific section;
  • The type of natural disasters that the EDD is building resilience to;
  • Assessment of economic shifts;
  • Loss of industry/major employer;
  • Economic diversification;
  • And, workforce realignment, among others.

If a user finds a CEDS that is of particular interest, it can be located by simply scrolling down the webpage.  All CEDS are organized by state and titled by the organization’s name.  For example, under the “Alabama” heading you will find “Northwest Alabama Council of Governments – 2012 CEDS”.  Each CEDS that is included in the index will be available on the webpage allowing users to explore the examples in more detail.

LIBRARY INDEX:

Start Here: CEDS Resilience Library Index

ALABAMA:

Northwest Alabama Council of Governments – 2012 CEDS

South Alabama Regional Planning Commission – 2012 CEDS

West Alabama Regional Commission – 2012 CEDS

ARIZONA:

Central Arizona Governments – 2013 CEDS

Northern Arizona Council of Governments – 2010 CEDS

ARKANSAS:

Central Arkansas Planning & Development Commission – 2012 CEDS (http://www NULL.capdd NULL.org/images/CEDS/CEDS-2009 NULL.pdf)

CALIFORNIA:

Superior California Economic Development District – 2013 CEDS

COLORADO:

Region 9 Economic Development District (Part 1) – 2011 CEDS

Region 9 Economic Development District (Part 2) – 2011 CEDS

Region 9 Economic Development District (Appendix) – 2011 CEDS

Region 10 Economic Development District – 2014 CEDS

FLORIDA:

Apalachee Regional Planning Council – 2013 CEDS

Central Florida Regional Planning Council – 2012 CEDS

South Florida Regional Planning Council – 2012 CEDS

Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council – 2012 CEDS

GEORGIA:

Central Savannah River Area Regional Commission – 2012 CEDS

Coastal Regional Commision – 2012 CEDS

Georgia Mountains Regional Commission – 2012 CEDS Update

IDAHO:

Clearwater Economic Development Association – 2009 CEDS

Southeast Idaho Council of Governments – 2013 CEDS

ILLINOIS:

Greater Egypt Regional Planning & Development Commission – 2010 CEDS

IOWA:

East Central Iowa Council of Governments – 2011 CEDS

Iowa Northland Regional Council of Governments – 2012 CEDS (http://www NULL.inrcog NULL.org/pdf/2012_CEDS NULL.pdf)

North Iowa Area Council of Governments – 2014 CEDS

Region Six Planning Commission – 2013 CEDS

Southeast Iowa Regional Planning Commission (Main Document) – 2012 CEDS (http://www NULL.seirpc NULL.com/workWithUs/PDF/Final%20Draft%20CEDS%203-31-2014 NULL.pdf)

Southeast Iowa Regional Planning Commission (Appendix) – 2012 CEDS

Southern Iowa Council of Governments – 2014 CEDS

KANSAS:

Flint Hills Regional Council – 2014 CEDS

North Central Kansas Regional Planning Commission – 2014 CEDS

KENTUCKY:

Green River Area Development District – 2012 CEDS

Kentuckiana Regional Planning & Development Agency – 2013 CEDS

Pennyrile Area Development District – 2013 CEDS (http://www NULL.peadd NULL.org/files/PDF/planning/CEDS/2013/2013_CEDS_PeADD NULL.pdf)

LOUISIANA:

Kisatchie-Delta Regional Planning & Development Agency – 2014 CEDS

South Central Planning & Development Commission – 2013 CEDS

MASSACHUSETTS:

Merrimack Valley Planning Commission – 2013 CEDS

Pioneer Valley Regional Planning Commission – 2013 CEDS

MICHIGAN:

East Michigan Council of Governments – 2014 CEDS

MINNESOTA:

Arrowhead Regional Development Commission – 2013 CEDS

Region Five Development Commission – 2013 CEDS (http://www NULL.regionfive NULL.org/cms/files/2013%20CEDS%20Update_FINAL NULL.pdf)

Region Nine Development Commission – 2012 CEDS

Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission – 2013 CEDS

MISSISSIPPI:

North Central Planning & Development District – 2012 CEDS

Southern Mississippi Planning & Development District – 2013 CEDS

MISSOURI:

Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments – 2013 CEDS

Southeast Missouri Regional Planning Commission – 2013 CEDS

MONTANA:

Eastern Plains Economic Development Corporation – 2012 CEDS

NEBRASKA:

Metropolitan Area Planning Agency – 2014 CEDS

Panhandle Area Development District – 2014 CEDS

South Central Economic Development District – 2013 CEDS

NEVADA:

Western Nevada Development District – 2014 CEDS

NEW MEXICO:

Northwest New Mexico Council of Governments – 2009 CEDS

NEW YORK:

Hudson Valley Regional Council – 2013 CEDS Update

Southern Tier West RP&D Board – 2013 CEDS

NORTH CAROLINA:

Centralina Council of Governments – 2012 CEDs

Mid-East Commission – 2012 CEDS

Piedmont Triad Regional Council – 2014 CEDS

Southeastern Economic Development Commission – 2012 CEDS

NORTH DAKOTA:

Lake Agassiz Development Group – 2013 CEDS

OHIO:

Eastgate Regional Council of Governments – 2013 CEDS

Northeast Ohio 4-County Regional Planning & Development Org. – 2013 CEDS (http://www NULL.nefcoplanning NULL.org/publications/CEDS/ceds%20full%20pdf NULL.pdf)

OREGON:

Mid-Columbia Economic Development District – 2014 CEDS

Mid- Willamette Valley Council of Governments – 2012 CEDS

Northwest Oregon Regional Partnership – 2009 CEDS

SOUTH CAROLINA:

Appalachian Council of Governments – 2013 CEDS

Upper Savannah Council of Governments – 2013 CEDs

SOUTH DAKOTA:

Black Hills Council of Governments – 2014 CEDs

Central South Dakota Enhancement District – 2013 CEDS (http://www NULL.csded NULL.org/Public_Notices/CEDS NULL.2013 NULL.to NULL.2017 NULL.pdf)

First District Association of Local Governments – 2012 CEDS

Northeast Council of Governments – 2012 CEDS

Planning & Development District III – 2014 CEDS

Southeastern Council of Governments – 2014 CEDS (ttp://www NULL.nado NULL.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/SD-Southeastern-Council-of-Governments-SECOG-2014-Draft NULL.pdf)

TENNESSEE:

Greater Nashville Regional Council – 2011 CEDS

Memphis Area Association of Governments – 2012 CEDS (http://www NULL.maagov NULL.org/images/stories/2012%20CEDS%20_FINAL_Hi-Res NULL.pdf)

TEXAS:

Deep East Texas Council of Governments – 2012 CEDS

Gulf Coast Economic Development District – 2009 CEDS

UTAH:

Bear River Association of Governments – 2013 CEDS

Mountainland Association of Governments – 2013 CEDS

VERMONT:

Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission – 2013 CEDS

Windham Regional Commission – 2013 CEDS

VIRGINIA:

Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission – 2012 CEDS

Mount Rogers Planning District Commission – 2013 CEDS

Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission – 2014 CEDS Update

WASHINGTON:

Benton-Franklin Council of Governments – 2014 CEDS

Cowlitz-Lewis Economic Development District – 2013 CEDS

North Central Washingtion Economic Development District (Part 1) – 2013 CEDS

North Central Washingtion Economic Development District (Part 2) – 2013 CEDS

North Central Washingtion Economic Development District (Part 3) – 2013 CEDS

Tri-County Economic Development District – 2013 CEDS

WISCONSIN:

East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Council – 2013 CEDS

Northwest Regional Planning Council – 2013 CEDS

Southwestern Wisconsin Regional Planning Council – 2014 CEDS

WEST VIRGINIA:

Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Council – 2012 CEDS

Region VII Planning & Development Council – 2014 CEDS