Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Plans

On September 21, 2012, Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council approved its new five-year (2012-2017) Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) plan. The CEDS Plan highlights the Region's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and challenges and provides a set of guiding principles for community leaders to set common economic development goals and priorities for action. The development of this CEDS plan was guided, supported, and coordinated in parallel with the development of the State of Florida's 2012-2017 Statewide Strategic Plan for Economic Development. The framework adopted for state and regional economic development planning efforts is the Six Pillars of Florida's Future Economy developed by the Florida Chamber Foundation. The Six Pillars identifies the critical factors determining Florida's future: (1) Talent Supply and Education, (2) Innovation and Economic Development, (3) Infrastructure and Growth Leadership, (4) Business Climate and Competitiveness, (5) Civic and Governance Systems, and (6) Quality Places.
CEDS Portal
 

The Research Coast Business Financial Consortium

The Research Coast Business Financial Consortium is designed to provide unique financing opportunities to businesses in the marine, aviation, life sciences and other high-tech cluster industries.
 

 

Services/Programs Offered
Coordination
TCRPC plays a role in the coordination of efforts within the Region by providing a one-stop information clearinghouse of information on EDA and other federal economic programs.
Treasure Coast Brownfields
TCRPC has established the Brownfields Program to facilitate the redevelopment and revitalization of Brownfield areas. Click for more information
Business Assistance
The District has established the Treasure Coast Enterprise Fund, Inc. to provide flexible financing to existing and start-up small businesses throughout the four-county region. Click for more information.
Technical Assistance
TCRPC provides technical assistance to local governments on their economic development activities, programs, and grant applications.
Planning
TCRPC works with a 20-member Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Committee to guide regional economic development plans, policies, and programs. View CEDS Committee Members, Meeting Schedule, Agenda, and Minutes.
 

LINKS

U.S. Economic Development Administration

U.S. Department of Agriculture - Rural Development
U.S. Small Business Administration
Enterprise Florida
Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
 
Staff contacts: Peter Merritt or (772) 221-4060 for Economic Development.
                      Stephanie Heidt or (772) 221-4060 for Brownfields.