Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

About the CEDS

COIC is responsible for creating and maintaining a regional Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS).  The CEDS is updated every five years.


  • Provides a framework for regional collaboration on economic development priorities, needs identification, and program alignment.
  • Coordinates priority strategies to build regional and community capacity/readiness to support business retention, expansion, and recruitment, and to address economic resilience.

COIC is designated by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA) as the “Economic Development District” for Central Oregon. Within this role, COIC is responsible for identifying priority economic development project needs within the region, articulating regional needs to the EDA, and assisting local governments in applying for grant funding through the EDA. EDA grant categories include public works infrastructure, technical assistance, planning, economic adjustment.

2023 – 2027 Ceds

We are in the process of updating the CEDS! More information coming soon.


Scott Aycock
Community and Economic Development Director
(541) 548-9523 | Email


The 2017 – 2021 Central Oregon CEDS was adopted by the COIC Board on August 3, 2017

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Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council (COIC)

1250 NE Bear Creek Rd.
Bend, OR 97701


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