The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Committee is responsible for planning programs to develop economic growth in the region. The result of this planning process is the Southern Alleghenies Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS).

The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) results from continuous planning for economic development.

The CEDS relies on broad-based and diverse community participation. It contains:

  • An analysis of problems and opportunities related to economic and community development
  • Background and history of economic development in the region
  • Discussion of the current economy
  • Discussion of community participation in the planning efforts
  • Goals and objectives
  • An action plan for achieving goals and objectives for suggested projects
  • Performance measurements

The CEDS Committee is the principal facilitator for economic development planning and implementation, responsible for developing, updating, or replacing a strategy.

The Committee represents all major interests of the region to ensure that viewpoints from all components of the community are considered and to take advantage of local skills and resources when developing and implementing programs:

  • Public officials
  • Community leaders
  • Representatives of workforce development boards
  • Institutions of higher education
  • Minority representatives
  • Labor groups

The CEDS Committee meets annually to review and prioritize economic development projects, and Special meetings are held as necessary to update the CEDS priorities and to participate with other SAP&DC committees, such as regional transportation, land use, and individual projects and programs related to economic development.

Michael Keating Juniata College
Dave Carey Central PA Area Labor Federation and AFSCME Council 83
Lindsay Pyle Somerset County Government
Marty Malone Joseph P. Lehman, Inc.
Kellie Shaffer Bedford County Chamber of Commerce
Dwayne Zimmerman Crowsnest Broadband
Blake Fleegle

Westwood Plaza Theatre

Diana McClure Keller Engineers
Chris Boryan Fulton County Medical Center
Beth Futrick Cherry Hill Farm
Rick Truscello Resident
Larry Myers Schneider Electric
Mike Kane Community Foundation for the Alleghenies
Matthew Price Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau

CEDS Documents

Thumb CEDS_Committee.pdf

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Thumb CEDS_2020-2024_Update_SAPDC.pdf

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Thumb CEDS-Meeting-Minutes-5-16-23-1.pdf CEDS Meeting Minutes 5-16-23 (1).pdf

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