Draft 2017 CEDS Public Comment Collection - NCWEDD

This survey collects the public comments of those who have read the Draft 2017 NCWEDD CEDS (available here: http://www.ncwedd.com/ceds/). For more information about the required CEDS content, please see: https://www.eda.gov/ceds/.

The North Central Washington Economic Development District (NCWEDD) is a federally designated economic development district for the NCW region covering Okanogan, Douglas, and Chelan counties and the Colville Confederate Tribes. The NCWEDD is responsible for regional economic development strategy and planning and collaborates with various private and public agencies to accomplish this goal. The NCWEDD’s mission is to promote diversification and development of existing and potential economic opportunities that enhance the stability and future of the NCW region.

To maintain the District's federal designation, the EDD must complete and regularly update a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). 

Public comment is being accepted on the Draft 2017 CEDS between May 17, 2017 and June 18, 2017. Please review the Draft 2017 CEDS (accessible at http://www.ncwedd.com/ceds/) and provide your feedback below.

* 1. Please provide your comments on the SWOT Analysis here. Are there strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, or threats to regional economic development that were not discussed, were insufficiently discussed, or were discussed too much in the CEDS?

* 2. Please provide your comments on the proposed Strategic Direction/Action Plan here. Are the five strategic areas within the EDD's scope? Are there alternative strategies that you would like to recommend?

* 3. Please provide your comments on the proposed Evaluation Framework here. Are the proposed metrics and evaluation protocols sufficient?

* 4. What do you consider to be the top successes of the NCWEDD over the past 12 months?

* 5. What opportunities do you see on the horizon for the regional economy of North Central Washington in the next 12 months?

* 6. How can the NCW Economic Development District best help your organization?

* 7. Do you have any additional thoughts or ideas you would like to share?

* 8. If you would like a personal follow up, please complete the information below. Thank you!