Request for Public Comments


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 region’s 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).


The 2018-2022 CEDS is available here:

Mount Rogers Planning District Commission 2018-2022 CEDS

Date & Time

The public comment period for the CEDS is usually during December of each year, however, if you have a comment or addition, please feel to contact the PDC at any time.


should be submitted either by email at or by mail to Mack Owens, Economy Recovery Project Manager, Mount Rogers Planning District Commission, 1021 Terrace Drive, Marion, VA 24354.