CEDS Working Group Overview

A Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, or CEDS, is a plan that helps guide local economic development efforts. It is also required for a region to be eligible for certain federal grants. Goals in writing a CEDS include deciding on and prioritizing economic development initiatives and helping to plan for a vibrant and resilient economy. Humboldt County produces a new CEDS every five years. Though the County released its most recent CEDS in 2018, COVID-19 is expected to alter the current economic strategy. As such, modifications and revisions need to be made to the most recent CEDS which will be based on direction from the newly created CEDS Ad-Hoc Working Group.

The CEDS Ad-Hoc Working Group will be consist of one representative from each of the following industry sectors:

  • Diversified Health Care
  • Specialty Food, Flowers and Beverages
  • Building and Systems Construction
  • Management Innovation Services
  • Niche Manufacturing
  • Investment Support Services
  • Forest Products
  • Tourism

Apply to join the CEDS Working Group 

If you are interested in joining the CEDS Working Group please fill out the application and submit by email to gohumco@co.humboldt.ca.us .