Comment Period Extended for West Central VT Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)

The public comment period for the draft Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for West Central Vermont has been extended to Friday, September 9th.

The draft Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for West Central Vermont is available for review at and your feedback is requested.

Feedback can be provided a few ways:

  • Via email to
  • Via Konveio, an online platform used to collect and aggregate public comment

A brief video available at provides an

overview of the intent and purpose of the West Central Vermont CEDS. Other available videos provide a review of our public engagement process, key findings, and review of proposed goals and actions.

Some additional information about the West Central Vermont CEDS:

What is the West Central Vermont Region?

The West Central Vermont Region includes Addison County, Central Vermont (Washington County and three Orange County towns), Chittenden County, and Rutland County.

What is a CEDS? 

A CEDS is strategy-driven plan for regional economic development. CCRPC, GBIC, and our partners have developed a draft CEDS for West Central Vermont that meets the US Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) requirements.

Why develop a CEDS?  

Adopting a CEDS helps set a strategic course for economic development efforts. An adopted CEDS can also open opportunities for additional Federal funding for economic development efforts and enables the creation of an Economic Development District (EDD).

How long is the public comment period open?

The public comment period has been extended to September 9, 2022. Comments will then be aggregated, reviewed, and responded to by the West Central Vermont Strategy Committee.

When will a Final CEDS be released?

The West Central Vermont Strategy Committee will release a Final CEDS in late September 2022. The Final CEDS will then be considered for adoption by the four regional development corporations and four regional planning commissions serving the West Central Vermont Region.

Where can I find more information?

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