The West Florida Regional Planning Council has made available the Draft 2018-2022 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy for public comment.

The CEDS is a five-year strategy to guide activity and investment to support economic growth in the WFRPC region (Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington and Bay counties). The region is designated as an Economic Development District by the U.S. Economic Development Administration.

The CEDS is the result of a data-driven and participatory planning process that invites stakeholders to bring forward project ideas and identify economic development ventures underway that merit ongoing community support.

The CEDS is monitored annually to track implementation of the action plan and its outcomes. 

You can direct comments or questions regarding the CEDS to by Dec. 29.