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The Barnstable County Economic Development Council (BCEDC) approved the release of the 2019 draft update to Cape Cod’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for a 30-day public review and comment period at its April meeting. Public review and comment on the draft document will close on May 26, 2019.

The 2019 update of the CEDS serves as an economic development blueprint for the region that is consistent with the newly adopted Regional Policy Plan. The process is led by the BCEDC as the CEDS Strategy Committee and includes stakeholders from across regional and local organizations interested in economic development. 

The CEDS document lays out a vision and goals for economic development on Cape Cod as well as an action plan for achieving those goals. Leadership and collaboration are essential to the implementation of this plan – the Cape Cod Commission sought the input of its many partners to complete this draft and will continue to do so during the comment phase and throughout the plan’s five-year implementation period.  Upon adoption, the strategic plan will be submitted to the U.S. Economic Development Administration.

To review the draft document and for more information on the 2019 update to the Cape Cod Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, please visit

The public is invited to submit written comments via email at; by mail: 2019 CEDS Update, Cape Cod Commission, PO Box 226, Barnstable, MA 02630-0226; or in person at the Commission offices, 3225 Main Street, Barnstable, MA 02630. 

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