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Western Arizona Economic Development District

Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)

Our CEDS helps answer three basic questions:

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler. Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
Caveat: This virtual CEDS is an ongoing experiment in better CEDS delivery and engagement, and its behavior remains subject to change.


The Western Arizona Economic Development District’s (WAEDD) Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is used for regional planning as well as the identification of projects to be eligible for funding from the US Economic Development Administration (EDA).


This document was prepared to meet the requirements of 13 CFR 303.6(b)(3)(i) and the terms of award ED20SEA3020087 from the Economic Development Administration, US Department of Commerce. Further, the statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations enclosed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Economic Development Administration or the US Department of Commerce.

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2021 NADO Aliceann Wohlbruck Impact Award Winner for CEDS

2021-2025 CEDS Community Survey Open May 1st until September 30th, 2021

2021 CEDS Strategy Committee Application Begins October 1st 2021 until March 31st, 2022

2021 CEDS Project Investment Intake Form EDA Public Works & Infrastructure Projects

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1.0 Summary Background

2.0 SWOT Analysis

3.0 Strategic Direction & Action Plan

4.0 Evaluation Framework

5.0 Economic Resilence




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