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REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS

FOR THE MOUNT ROGERS COMPREHENSIVE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY (CEDS)


The Mount Rogers Planning District Commission has completed a draft of the updated Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the Mount Rogers Economic Development District. The CEDS is used as a guide for economic development decisions in the Mount Rogers region (counties of Bland, Carroll, Grayson, Smyth Washington and Wythe and the cities of Bristol and Galax). The document contains a profile of the regionís economy, including strengths and weaknesses, as well as goals and strategies. There is also a listing of vital economic development projects and performance measures to gauge the effectiveness of the CEDS.

A thirty (30) day public comment review period is required prior to adoption and submittal of the updated CEDS to the United States Department of Economic Development Administration (EDA).

PUBLICATION: The draft CEDS goals and CEDS document are available here:
Draft CEDS Goals
Draft Mount Rogers Planning District Commission CEDS

DATE AND TIME: The public comment period for the CEDS is Thursday, November 16, 2017 through Friday, December 15, 2017.

COMMENTS: Comments should be received no later than Friday, December 15, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. All comments may be submitted either by email at ldeel@mrpdc.org, via fax at 276-783-6949, or by mail to Lori Deel, Regional Planner, Mount Rogers Planning District Commission, 1021 Terrace Drive, Marion, VA 24354.