Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Public Meeting Notice

At the Council of Governments, December 1, 2022 Board Meeting, the SHEDC Team will present for approval and adoption before the Board of Directors the Kerr-Tar region’s CEDS Plan. This document, is a requirement for Economic Development Districts, such as the Kerr-Tar region by the Economic Development Administration. The Council of Governments will work on implementing policies and recommendations outlined in the plan over the next five years, actively apply for grant opportunities benefiting the region, and work with regional personnel to advance economic development, workforce, and aging activities in Franklin, Granville, Person, Vance, and Warren counties.

This process began in May, after the formation of a Steering Committee comprised of a representation of regional stakeholders; in July, county-led focus groups were held where a SWOT Analysis was performed, and concluding in August, with citizen surveys measuring the economic strength of the region. The public and other interested parties are invited to attend, learn more about the CEDS process, and offer comments. The meeting will be at the Kerr-Tar COG office (1724 Graham Avenue) at 7:30PM.  If unable to attend, comments may be made at: More information on the CEDS, click here.