A Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, or CEDS, is a plan that helps guide local economic development efforts. It is also required for a region to be eligible for certain federal grants. Goals in writing a CEDS include deciding on and prioritizing economic development initiatives and helping to plan for a vibrant and resilient economy. Humboldt County produces a new CEDS every five years. Though the County released its most recent CEDS in 2018, COVID-19 is expected to alter the current economic strategy. As such, modifications and revisions need to be made to the most recent CEDS which will be based on direction from the newly created CEDS Ad-Hoc Working Group.
The CEDS Ad-Hoc Working Group will be consist of one representative from each of the following industry sectors: