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Central Arkansas Planning and Development District, Inc. Public Notice for 2024-2028 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

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2024-2028 CEDS Draft

Central Arkansas Planning and Development District, Inc. has completed a draft of the 2024-2028 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) and is presenting the draft for public review and comment.

The draft of the 2024-2028 CEDS report can be reviewed either at or below.

[Draft 5.15] Central Draft CEDS Report.docx
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As a designated Economic Development District (EDD) by the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA), CAPDD develops a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the six-county region. The District is composed of all the county governments and incorporated municipalities within the counties of Faulkner, Lonoke, Monroe, Prairie, Pulaski, and Saline Counties. This CEDS plan follows the new guidelines the US Economic Development Administration released in September 2016. It is a strategy-driven plan developed by a diverse work group of local representatives from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors.

The comment period begins on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, and concludes on Friday, June 7, 2024, at 4:30 p.m.

Public comments will be considered in the final draft of the 2024-2028 CEDS report, which will be submitted to the EDA.

Written comments must be received by Friday, June 7 at 4:30 p.m. by mail to CAPDD, Attn: Conya Spencer, P.O. Box 300, Lonoke, AR, 72086, or by email to with the subject "Comment on 2024-2028 CEDS Report."

CAPDD is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program and auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

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