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Economic development planning serves as a means to engage community leaders, leverage the involvement of the private sector, and establish a strategic blueprint for regional collaboration. EDA provides funding to Economic Development Districts (EDDs) across the country to support such planning through Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (CEDS). The CEDS is a strategic plan for regional economic development that is a result of a regionally-owned planning process designed to build capacity and guide the economic prosperity and resiliency of an area or region.
In FY April 2016, EDA invested $80,000 in Partnership Planning funds to the Western Nevada Development District, which is comprised of Churchill, Douglas, Humboldt, Lyon, Mineral, Pershing, Storey, and Washoe counties to update its CEDS to include a focus on industries such as advanced manufacturing, energy, tourism, mining, and other related sectors.