Through a planning grant provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce and Economic Development Association, Region Five Development Commission develops and maintains the Comprehensive Regional Economic Development Strategy (CREDS) for the region.
Comments and questions regarding this plan can be directed to Dawn Espe at email@example.com or 218-894-3233.
Within the parameters of a competitive grant process, all projects are evaluated to determine if they advance global competitiveness, create jobs, leverage public and private resources, can demonstrate readiness and ability to use funds quickly and effectively and link to specific and measureable outcomes. To facilitate evaluation EDA has established the following investment priorities:
1. Collaborative Regional Innovation
2. Public/Private Partnerships
3. National Strategic Priorities
4. Global Competitiveness
5. Environmentally-Sustainable Development
6. Economically Distressed and Underserved Communities
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Lakeland Public Television recently did a news story about how NCEDA can assist small businesses in the region. Click HERE for the story.