Data and Web Products

Below are the Data Products CREC has developed as part of our State and Local Alignment Efforts:

SLEDS Database

Access SLEDS Database

Comparing each state’s strategic plan with the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for each local economic development districts (EDDs) within the respective state is a good first step in understanding strategic alignment.  Findings and a searchable database can be accessed here:

Statewide Planning Grant Database

Through a series of interviews and surveys, CREC has compiled a suite of resources and data for economic development leaders to understand how peers are spending the ARPA Statewide Planning Grant and to leverage for future programming.

Coming soon!

Curriculum for State Leaders


Economic Development Leaders in Action

Even new and experienced state economic development executives make time to expand their skills and knowledge. A peer-led curriculum with short video modules covering 18 leadership and programmatic topics meets the needs of these busy executives and helps them enhance their working relationship with EDDs. In addition to the state executives, EDA Assistant Secretary Alejandra Castillo shares her thoughts as part of the curriculum.  If you are a state economic development leader, click on the link below to get started:


USACompetes was created in 2017 and provides economic developers with the resources to develop an international engagement strategy for your region and to be ready to compete in the global economy. The site was recently updated and refreshed reflecting an increased emphasis on global connections in state and EDD CEDS.


The materials included on these State-Local Alignment webpages were prepared by the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness using Federal funds under award ED21HDQ3070060 from the Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Economic Development Administration or the U.S. Department of Commerce.