After nearly five months and with the input of more than 100 public and
private sector leaders, the San Diego North Economic Development Council (EDC)
has posted the draft Prosperity on Purpose Comprehensive Economic Development
Strategy (CEDS) on its website at www.sdnedc.org.
Both the report and survey will be open for public review and comment
until Aug. 15 at which point the project’s consultants will review the feedback
and incorporate it into the region’s economic strategy.
To produce the first draft, the CEDS process brought together the
region’s key private sector employers and regional policy makers to assess the
strengths and weaknesses of the regional economy, identify priorities for the
future, and develop strategies for meeting and tracking those regional economic
“This process has required an unprecedented level of cooperation
between the county, 78 corridor cities, public institutions and infrastructure
providers and North County’s business and nonprofit community. With the draft
report, we are now on the threshold of an exciting economic future for our
region and looking forward to using this plan to create jobs, spur investment
and achieve a higher quality of life for all residents,” said Rick Gittings,
interim CEO of the San Diego North EDC.
To download the report and complete
the survey, visit http://sdnedc.org/prosperity-on-purpose/ceds.
Prosperity on Purpose is funded
through San Diego County Supervisor Bill Horn and the county's Neighborhood
Reinvestment Program with additional funding from participating municipalities
and industry and community stakeholders.