We are pleased to make available this Final Draft of the Somerset County, NJ Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) report, A Collaborative Blueprint for Economic Success.
Our CEDS would not have been possible without the dedicated efforts of volunteer leaders who served as our CEDS Committee. We are grateful for their insight, advice and guidance throughout this process.
We are also thankful for involvement of the many members of our community who took the time to participate in our 4 Outreach Sessions and participated in on-line surveys. The comments and suggestions received form the backbone of our economic strategies. With comments and suggestions form the community we were truly able to develop a collaborative set of goals and objectives.
A Collaborative Blueprint for Economic Success is built on 9 Priority Focus Areas. Within these 9 Priority Focus Areas are 33 Goals supported by nearly 200 discreet projects, programs, and activities.
A Collaborative Blueprint for Economic Success is the result of a partnership between the US Economic Development Administration, the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the Somerset County Business Partnership.
We are now poised for action. We look forward to your engagement as we move forward, implementing job creation and private sector economic investment projects to the benefit of our community.