Lake County CEDS
Learn more about the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process and how to get involved.
Lake County Economic Development Corporation (Lake EDC) has received a grant from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to complete an update to the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS).
What is a CEDS?
A CEDS is a five-year economic development plan that follows the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) collaborative planning framework.
Why create a CEDS?
The CEDS provides a vehicle for individuals, organizations, local government agencies, educational institutions, and private industry to engage in conversation about the county's economic future. Local leaders work collaboratively to address challenges, shine a light on its opportunities, and ultimately improve economic prosperity for all. A CEDS also improves the potential to receive funds for infrastructure and other technical assistance from federal and state agencies.
Why do we need another plan?
A CEDS does not replace or compete with existing plans. Instead the CEDS will align with and incorporate other plans that have been completed by the city, county, and the region. The goals, objectives, initiatives, and projects in these other plans are acknowledged in the local CEDS and incorporated into the Action Plan as appropriate.
Who is in charge of the CEDS?
The Lake County Economic Development Corporation (LCEDC) is managing the CEDS process with assistance from an experienced consulting team. The CEDS vision, goals, and strategies are guided by a committee that represents the main economic interests of the region and includes public and private-sector organizations from throughout the city, the county, and the region.
How can I participate?
The LCEDC welcomes input, insights and suggestions from residents and businesses. The public can take part in this planning effort by completing an online survey, scheduling an interview with a member of the consulting team or attending community meetings.
Check back often for updates. Additional planning updates will be released soon.
Questions or interested in participating? Fill out the contact form below and mention CEDS in the message.