SLEDS: A New Tool for Economic Development Strategies

4:00 pm EDT

Please join Tyler Baines of the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC) for a November 1 (4 pm ET) webinar to introduce and demonstrate SLEDS – the State and Local Economic Development Strategies tool.

SLEDS was created by CREC with funding from EDA to help economic developers develop strategy and improve their alignment with partner organizations. SLEDS provides comprehensive information on 402 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) plans created by economic development districts (EDDs) and 53 state/territory strategic plans. SLEDS breaks down the plans into objective categories, approaches, and actions/activities.

Some uses for the new tool include:
• Identify elements of EDD CEDS to develop a statewide CEDS,
• Benchmark your existing strategies with other locations,
• Assess strategic planning trendlines,
• Utilize language to draft strategies, and
• Build regional networks.

We look forward to introducing this new tool to the economic development community!

You can view the recorded webinar here
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