Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

The Coordinating and Development Corporation's (CDC) Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) has been developed based upon a wide range of input offered by elected officials, business leaders, EDOs, social service agencies, educators, and others located in the 10 parishes in northwest Louisiana. Its primary goals are to (1) identify the programs and services that over the next five years will help create and retain jobs, address human resource development, and actively seek out new methods to improve the quality of life for the residents of Northwest Louisiana, and (2) as a performance-based plan, the CEDS will serve a critical role in a Region's efforts to defend against economic dislocations due to global trade, competition and other events resulting in the loss of jobs and private investment.