15 Jun CNEDD Seeks Public Input on County/Community Needs
CNEDD Seeks Public Input on County/Community Needs
Central Nebraska is a tremendous place to live, work, and raise our families, and we must all work together to enhance our way of life.
The Central Nebraska Economic Development District (CNEDD) is seeking your input to determine what your county’s or community’s needs are, so we may develop programs and services that help you enhance and improve the economy for you and your community.
Last week we mailed public input surveys to your county and community clerks, lenders, chambers of commerce, and economic developers to generate public input about the needs of your county and community. We encourage you to stop by their offices and pick up a survey to complete, and return to them for our collection in early July.
You are also welcome to participate in this survey via the internet at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/cnedd2017ceds
Following the collection of public input, CNEDD will hold additional Town Hall meetings in each of our 14 counties to gather additional public input. These town hall meetings will be held from late July through early September of 2017.
All survey responses will be compiled with others to be included in our 5-year Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). In addition to public input, CNEDD will be gathering data about regional trends and the status of our economy. The completed CEDS will include data and information covering: summary of the region and economic status; analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats; strategic direction and action plans; performance measures and impact on economy; and economic resilience.
We encourage you to talk to your friends, family, and local stakeholders to identify all issues your community needs to address, and check all that apply on this survey. Stakeholder groups include, but are not limited to: Businesses, Schools, Lenders, Realtors, Church Groups, Civic Groups, Youth Groups, Senior Citizens, Chambers of Commerce, and any other citizens you may identify in your community.
We hope you’ll take a few minutes to provide us with your valuable input. Judy Petersen, CNEDD Executive Director.