ENTERPRISE, Ore. (Mar. 7, 2017) – Each year the Northeast Oregon Economic Development District updates the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for Baker, Union and Wallowa counties. The CEDS provides an important overview of the region’s social and business conditions, analyzes the region’s economic and community development issues and opportunities, and presents a list of potential economic development and civic projects within the region. See NEOEDD’s website for the 2013-2018 Plan and 2016 Update: http://www.neoedd.org/content/comprehensive-plan
NEOEDD is collecting information for the 2017 CEDS project list using a form available here: http://www.neoedd.org/content/2017-ceds-project-information-form. Projects must have a public benefit and be sponsored by a government or non-profit organization. Projects that have a direct or indirect impact on job creation, and/or that address federal Economic Development Administration guidelines, will have greater priority for some funding sources. If your organization submits more than one project, please rank the projects in priority order. The deadline is Mar. 24, 2017. Return via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally, NEOEDD is offering to list CEDS projects on an online platform called Agora. NEOEDD is using Agora to connect projects with potential funders (public funders-such as state and federal agencies, community foundations and banks, and philanthropic sector individuals and organizations), to create greater visibility for projects, and to keep project descriptions up-to-date. Agora’s website has a quick video overview: http://www.agora-platform.com/. NEOEDD is available to register organizations and projects on Agora, and then transfer registration information to project managers so they can make updates and correspond with potential funders as they wish.
Please return project forms no later than Mar. 24, 2017. Direct questions to Sara Miller, Kristy Athens, or Lisa Dawson at 541-426-3598.
The Northeast Oregon Economic Development District’s mission is to provide resources and facilitate quality decision-making for the benefit of entrepreneurs, businesses and communities in Baker, Union, and Wallowa counties. Learn more about its programs and business support at www.neoedd.org.