Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)
AVCOG is a US Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) designated economic development district responsible for economic development strategic planning in Androscoggin, Franklin and northern Oxford counties.
The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is a regional planning process that results in a five-year strategic plan for regional economic development that is updated annually. This annual report is designed to be a short document and readily accessible to the public and decision makers to use to keep track of the CEDS and its implementation. This CEDS report seeks to analyze current conditions, establish goals, objectives and a vision, and initiate and evaluate projects that move us toward the long-term vision. AVCOG is committed to supporting the CEDS ongoing, sustained planning process. The CEDS is valuable because it helps to organize and maximize resources, build community support, petition state and federal fund agencies, and understand Western Maine's economic situation.