Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)

As a designated Economic Development District (EDD) by the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA), the CAPDD develops a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the six-county region.


Through its development and adoption by the region's local governments and the CAPDD Board of Directors, and approval by the EDA Austin office, the CEDS not only provides an organized structure plan for economic development of the region, but it also makes the region's local governments eligible for EDA capital improvement and infrastructure funds that help create, retain, and expand job opportunities for the citizens of Central Arkansas. 

Addditionally, the Arkansas Association of Development Organizations (AADO), the statewide association of planning and economic development districts, of which CAPDD is a member, in partnership with the Association of Arkansas Counties (AAC), the Arkansas Municipal League (AML), and the University of Arkansas Little Rock Arkansas Economic Development Institute has developed a statewide CEDS to for the first time.

To serve as a catalyst for economic, community and workforce development; thereby ensuring, through regional preparedness, the local units of government and the citizens of Central Arkansas have the capability to plan and direct sustainable economic growth, including the human potential to meet the challenging demands of the global job market.
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Phone: 501-676-2721

Fax: 501-676-5020

902 N. Center Street | PO Box 300

Lonoke, AR 72086

CAPDD/Arkansas Workforce Center is an “equal opportunity employer/program,” and “auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to Individuals with disabilities.” Arkansas Relay Service: 1-800-285-1121 (Voice) 1-800-285-1131 (TDD)  Or TDD 711.