Economic Development

Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

On January 19, 2018, Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council approved it’s 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

TCRPC works with a 20-member Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Committee to guide regional economic development plans, policies, and programs.

Services and 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.

Technical Assistance
TCRPC provides technical assistance to local governments on their economic development activities, programs, and grant applications.

Planning
TCRPC works with members of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Committee to guide regional economic development plans, policies, and programs.

MAP SERIES

For more information, contact:

Stephanie Heidt, AICP
Economic Development and Intergovernmental Programs Director

Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council
421 SW Camden Avenue, Stuart, Florida 34994

Phone: 772.221.4060
Cell: 772.475.3863
sheidt@tcrpc.org

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