Economic Development Survey
NEWTON, NC (Feb. 21, 2017)—As part of the process to update the Western Piedmont Council of Governments' Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the region, your input is needed in an online survey.
The CEDS is an important document for identifying opportunities and needs to improve our regional economy. It is also a key document that helps the Western Piedmont Council of Governments obtain grants on behalf of municipalities.
The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process is a locally-based, regionally-driven economic development planning process. Economic development planning as implemented through the CEDS can successfully serve as a means to engage community leaders, leverage the involvement of the private sector and establish a strategic blueprint for regional collaboration. The CEDS can provide a capacity-building foundation by which the public sector, working in conjunction with other economic actors, can enhance the environment for regional economic prosperity.
Your input in this process is important. Your responses inform our CEDS Committee of the positives and negatives both real and perceived for the Western Piedmont region. Furthermore, your responses provide valuable information that guides the CEDS process and Committee to formulate measurable goals and objectives to make our community more economically competitive. If you are a resident or work in this community, you have a stake in its future success.
We appreciate your involvement and look forward to your feedback during this survey process. The survey will be available until 5 p.m. Friday, March 10.
Please take an opportunity to not only take the survey, but also to share this with everyone who lives, works or plays in Alexander, Burke, Caldwell and Catawba Counties.
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