What is a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)?

A CEDS is a regional tool with actions for supporting and expanding regional businesses, creating more jobs, and increasing our economic resiliency to prevent and recover from economic, environmental or other changes.
CEDS are supported by funds from the United States Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration.

Regional CEDS include comprehensive, robust updates every five years, as well as shorter, less intensive, annual updates. Both updates require community, tribal and regional input.

View the YK CEDS 2020/2021 Annual Update (January 2022)


YK CEDS 2020/2021 Annual Update – Appendices (pdf)

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Y-K Region Comprehensive Economic Development Goals

Kongiganak – An Energy Success Story

Energy Phillip 2019 YK 3E Work Session

Virtual Community Presentation

Learn more about the CEDS

October 21-22, 2021 Virtual Work Session Evaluation & Results

Quyana to everyone that participated in the October 21-22, 2021 Virtual Work Session. Thank you, again, to our keynote speakers, 2021 Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge Waterfowl Technicians Paul Larson, Jaden Anaver and Randall Friendly, as well as many federal and state partners from across the state and Lower 48 that contributed to an energized, action-and-solutions-oriented gathering. Click here to view the participant list (pdf).

Useful Resources

2019 YK 3E Work Session Results and Presentations


Frequently Asked Questions

A:  CEDS documents go through a comprehensive review and update every five years. It focuses on questions like:

  • How are we doing? What have we accomplished over the past year?
  • What has changed in the region? What data needs to be updated to better tell the story of the region?
  • What can we do better? Are there strategies and actions that should be added or adapted?

A:  AVCP has initiated the CEDS process with assistance from Agnew::Beck Consulting, in close collaboration with the following regional partners:

• AVCP Regional Housing Authority
• Calista Corporation
• Coastal Villages Region Fund
• Yukon Delta Fisheries Development Association
• Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation
• Yuut Elitnaurviat

CEDS was developed with detailed input from regional leaders, organizations, businesses, residents and agency partners. For a comprehensive list of the individuals and organizations involved, please see the Acknowledgements page of CEDS. Funding for this effort comes from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration.

A:  CEDS is a document that guides economic planning. It includes important geographic data, socioeconomic information, a strengths and weakness analysis, a regional vision for the future, and priority strategies. It is an important part of the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) programs and are often required to be eligible for EDA and other federal and state funding opportunities.

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