Northwest Connecticut Economic Development Corporation
333 Kennedy Drive, Torrington, CT 06790
860.567.2204 - email@example.com - www.nwctedc.com
CEDS Focus Groups
Wednesday, March 7th @ The Litchfield Inn
Notes & Summaries:
The first step in creating a five year economic development plan for NW CT began with input from a variety of stakeholders. The NW CT Economic Development Corporation CEDS (Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy) Focus Groups met on Wednesday, March 7th at the Litchfield Inn.
The NW CT Economic Development Corporation (NW CT EDC), Litchfield Hills Council of Elected Officials (LHCEO), NW CT Council of Governments (NWCCOG) and NW CT Chamber of Commerce are working together to create a new 'Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy' (CEDS) for the 20 municipalities served by the LHCEO and NWCCOG. A 'Planning Grant' has been received from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA - U.S. Dept. of Commerce) to support these efforts. CEDS Information
A CEDS (Strategy/Planning) Committee and CEDS Steering Committee have been established to facilitate this process. After extensive discussions, eight topics/areas were identified for further in-depth analysis as 'Focus Groups.'
Task Team & Meeting Minutes
Note: Revitalizing Village, Town and City Centers will be 'cross-cutting'
and can be included wherever appropriate,
it does not need to be confined to Culture, Tourism & Film
CT Regional Planning & Economic Development Organizations
General outline for the contents of the
Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)