Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

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

The 2017 – 2021 Central Oregon CEDS was adopted the COIC Board on August 3, 2017, and is available here.

Click here to view the CEDS appendices.

COIC Administration,  Community & Economic Development & Loans, and CET Hawthorne Station
334 NE Hawthorne Ave.
Bend, OR 97701
541-548-8163 phone
541-923-3416 fax

Bend WorkSource
1645 NE Forbes Rd. Ste 101
Bend, OR 97701
541-388-6070 phone
541-389-8265 fax

Bend Alternative Education
1645 NE Forbes Rd. Ste 108
Bend, OR 97701
541-771-2229 phone

CET Bear Creek Office and Maintenance Facility
1250 NE Bear Creek Rd.
Bend, OR 97701

CET Antler Office and Maintenance Facility
343 East Antler Ave
Redmond, OR 97756
541-385-8680 phone
541-548-9548 fax

Redmond Alternative Education
2326 SW Glacier Place
Redmond, OR 97756
541-280-0031 phone

Redmond WorkSource
2158 SE College Loop, Suite B
Redmond, OR 97756
541-548-8196 phone
541-504-2969 fax

Prineville WorkSource
457 NE Ochoco Plaza Drive
Prineville, OR 97754
541-388-6201 phone
Hours: Tuesdays & Fridays 9-4, closed for noon hour (12-1pm)

Prineville Alternative Education
2321 NE 3rd St.
Prineville, OR 97754
541-280-6604 phone

La Pine Alternative Education
16493 Bluewood Place
La Pine, OR 97739

Madras WorkSource
1170 E. Ashwood Rd.
Madras, Oregon
541-548-8196 phone
Hours: Mondays & Tuesdays 9-4pm