Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy


A Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is a strategy-driven plan to build capacity and guide the economic prosperity and resiliency of an area.  It is a key component in establishing and maintaining a robust economy by helping to build regional capacity that contributes to individual, firm, and community success. Lincoln County’s 2019 CEDS update provides a vehicle for individuals, organizations, local governments, and private industry to engage in a meaningful conversation and debate about what capacity building efforts would best serve economic development in the County.  

In order to qualify for assistance from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, a CEDS must be updated every five years.  


Lincoln County's 2019 CEDS update is being guided by a steering committee made up of individuals representing a broad range of interests including local government, private business/industry, civic leaders, philanthropic organizations, education, workforce development, and other organizations/individuals involved in economic development in Lincoln County.


As with the growth policy, the 2019 CEDS update process also include opportunities for public review and input.  As the process moves forward, public meetings and opportunities for review and input will be posted on this website.