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, and economic adjustment.
As an Economic Development District, COIC is also responsible for creating and maintaining a regional Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). The CEDS is updated every five years.
The CEDS content is focused primarily on the development of:
- A framework for regional collaboration on economic development priorities, needs identification, and program alignment.
- Coordinated priority strategies to build regional and community capacity/readiness to support business retention, expansion, and recruitment, and to address economic resilience.
For more information on the CEDS, contact:
Scott Aycock, Community and Economic Development Manager
(541) 548-9523 | Email