COMPREHENSIVE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY PLANS

On January 19, 2018, Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council approved its new five-year (2018-2023) 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 by a committee representing the entire 4-county Region and funded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration. 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. In addition, the plan also addresses (7) Economic Resilience.

       
   

COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND MEETING SCHEDULE

CEDS Committee Members

Meeting Schedule

 
       
    SERVICES AND PROGRAMS  
    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.  
    Brownfields Redevelopment: TCRPC has established the Brownfields Program to facilitate the redevelopment and revitalization of Brownfield areas. 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.  
       
    DOCUMENT RESOURCES  
    Office of Economic and Demographic Research - Annual Assessment of Florida's Water Resources and Conservation Lands - January, 2017  
    Florida Department of Economic Opportunity - Florida Enterprise Zone Program Annual Report - November 1, 2015  
    Office of Program Policy Analysis & Government Accounting - Florida Economic Development Program Evaluations - Year 4 January, 2017  
       
    PRESENTATIONS  
    2018-2023 CEDS Plan: Presentation to Council - January 19, 2018  
    Career Source Research Coast: Manufacturing Apprenticeship Program Presentation - May 10, 2018  
       
    MAP SERIES  
    Education and Research Facilities  
    Infill Redevelopment Areas  
    Transportation Facilities  
    Composite  
       
    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    
    Thomas Lanahan or (772) 221-4060 for Economic Development  
    Stephanie Heidt or (772) 221-4060 for Brownfields