Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)

(Adopted) 2023-2027 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

US EDA CEDS Overview

US EDA CEDS Content Guidelines

2023-2027 CEDS DRAFT, to be adopted by Kerr-Tar Board of Directors on December 1, 2022 

Pandemic Response Addendum to 2017-2022 CEDS, previously adopted by the Kerr-Tar Board of Directors on May, 2021 

The Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments is in the process of developing a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) and is requesting your assistance in gaining knowledge about the region and its counties.  The CEDS team is conducting an online survey to assess the region’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.  The data from this survey will be used to inform policy makers across the region about what is going well, what needs improvement, and to guide focus areas over the next 5 years.  

Anyone who lives, works, or has an interest in the Kerr-Tar region is encouraged to respond to the online survey. To respond to the survey, click the link for the appropriate county and complete by August 19, 2022.  Please only complete one survey.  For more information, contact Michael Kelly, Planning & Economic Development Director at 252-436-2040 or Click HERE for 2022 CEDS Surveys.

2017-2022 Annual CEDS Update (December 2020)

Adopted 2017-2022 CEDS Plan can be reviewed HERE.



Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy  2013-2017


2014 Report: North Carolina Regional and Statewide Strategies for Comprehensive Community and Economic Development