In partnership with the Barnstable County Economic Development Council, the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce and many other organizations, every five years the Cape Cod Commission prepares a strategic plan known as the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy. or CEDS. The CEDS builds on the economic development goals of the Regional Policy Plan and identifies regional priority projects that will move Cape Cod's economy toward a sustainable future. CEDS work is evaluated annually by economic development leaders across the region.
Infrastructure - The infrastructure group will assess regional infrastructure and consider issues of availability, access, capacity, reliability, efficiency of operation and maintenance, and cost.
First Meeting: Tuesday, February 26, 1:00-2:30
Second Meeting: Friday, March 15, 1:00-2:30
Sector and Workforce Development - The sector and workforce development group will assess key and emerging industry sectors and consider platforms for collaboration, availability and access, quality, and cost.
First Meeting: Tuesday, February 26, 3:00-4:30
Second Meeting: Monday, March 11, 2:00-4:30
Business Development/Climate - The business development and climate group will assess resources for business growth and consider availability of support services, labor, and space; regulations and the permitting process; and costs of doing business.
First Meeting: Thursday, February 28, 1:00- 2:30
Second Meeting: Thursday, March 14, 1:00-2:30
| The final version of the five-year CEDS was approved by the Cape Cod Economic Development Council and the Cape Cod Commission by June 30, 2014, and was submitted to the US Department of Commerce/Economic Development Administration for review and certification. The detailed report includes: |
| During the interim years, the CEDS planning team prepares annual reports to track progress and document changes in regional conditions and the plan itself. Annual reports include: |
For more information, visit the Economic Development department page.