Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

The East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (ECWRPC) was designated as an Economic Development District (EDD) in 1984 by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA). The EDA provides financial assistance to designated districts, in part, for the purpose of developing a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS), the Region’s economic roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.

The CEDS document analyzes the East Central WI Region’s current economic conditions and serves as a guide for establishing regional goals and objectives, as well as developing and implementing a region plan of action. It is a working document used by both the public and private sectors to provide leadership with a current picture of the economic state of the region.

Unanimously adopted by the Commission on October 27, 2023, and submitted to the EDA, the 2023 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) 5-Year Update analyzes the East Central WI Region’s current economic conditions, establishes regional goals and objectives, and provides a plan of action for regional economic development.




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