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.

Comprehensive Economic Development Strategic (CEDS) COMMITTEE

To guide our economic development efforts and the creation of the CEDS Plan, TCRPC has a CEDS Committee that is made up of appointments from each of the Boards of County Commissioners in the Region.

The purpose of the CEDS Committee, in accordance with U.S. Economic Development Administration Guidelines for Economic Development Districts (1992), is to oversee and guide District-wide economic development planning.  The Committee, through the CEDS Plan, develops strategies to address economic development issues, including the diversification of the District economy and job expansion.  Members share information, advise the EDD on areas of economic data development, and create a consensus plan of action that will be used to update the CEDS plan of the Treasure Coast Economic Development District.

Services and Programs Offered

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.

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


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

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