We encourage you to participate in this online survey to help identify and propose solutions for economic development challenges and opportunities for the Upper Coastal Plain Region.
The Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments / Economic Development District is beginning the update process for the region's Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy "CEDS". Input from this survey and participation in public meetings will assist in creating an economic development roadmap for our region. The CEDS is a five-year planning document required by the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) to continue as an Economic Development District.
In addition, it is a tool to help us capitalize on our strengths and work to overcome weaknesses, creating a more viable and prosperous region. It also presents opportunities to request grants to assist with infrastructure, brownfields, and other economic development projects from EDA and other Federal agencies.
Your input will help us understand what is most important to local residents, leaders and business owners in Edgecombe, Halifax, Nash, Northampton, and Wilson Counties. The CEDS update process will be completed September 30, 2017.
Please participate in the process by taking this 15-20 minute survey, the link is below. We ask that you complete the survey by May 5, 2017. Please forward the survey to at least three (3) others that you feel will take the survey; as we seek a wide range of community input. Thank you for your time and for being part of this regional economic development planning process.