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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.
30 Day Public Comment Period- October 17-November 16
2016-2021 Comprehensive Regional Economic Development Strategy
The thirty-day comment period for Region Five Development Commission’s Comprehensive Regional Economic Development Strategy (CREDS) opens on Monday, October 17th and closes on Wednesday, November 16th. The draft document can be found here:
Comments and questions regarding this plan can be directed to Dawn Espe at firstname.lastname@example.org 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