Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)

Announcement: The Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission is pleased to announce the release of its Comprehensive Economic Development Plan (CEDS) for public review and comment. In accordance with the requirements set forth by the Economic Development Administration (EDA), the CEDS will be available for a 30-day statutory review period, commencing on April 22, 2024 and concluding on May 23, 2024. The draft CEDS can be accessed at the links below or in person at the RRRC offices, 420 Southridge Parkway, Suite 106, Culpeper, VA 22701.

Draft Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy
Draft CEDS Appendices



The Regional Commission was awarded an Economic Adjustment Assistance grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration in 2022 to support development of a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the region. Working in collaboration with the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission and the GO Virginia Region 9 Council, the overall project will produce unique CEDS plans for both the RRRC and TJPDC region focusing on each region's economic assets, strengths and opportunities, as well as a super-regional report focused on the shared opportunities and strategies for the entirety of the two regions. 

RRRC and TJPDC have contracted with Camoin Associates to oversee the development of the CEDS reports and are working with stakeholders from local governments, higher education, private sector (including but not limited to Chambers of Commerce, Workforce Development organizations, Small Business Development Centers and Main Street organizations) to provide oversight throughout the study development process.

Information regarding the study will be posted to this web page as and when available.  Documents posted should be assumed to be in draft form unless otherwise noted.

For additional information, please contact Patrick Mauney at (540) 829-7450.

Background Information
What is a CEDS?
What is the CEDS Strategy Committee?
U.S. EDA CEDS Information
RRRC CEDS Scope of Work

Strategy Committee Meeting Information
May 22, 2024 | 1:00pm
Agenda
CEDS Update Presentation
Meeting Notes

February 22, 2024 | 10:00am
Agenda
CEDS Strategy Framework Presentation
Meeting Notes

December 18, 2023 | 10:00am
Agenda
CEDS Update Presentation
Meeting Notes

October 2, 2023 | 3:00pm
Agenda
CEDS Update Presentation
Resilience & Vulnerability Data for RRRC & GO Virginia Region 9
Meeting Notes

April 18, 2023 | 11:00am
Baseline Data Presentation
DRAFT Economic, Demographic & Real Estate Profile
Meeting Notes

February 14, 2023 | 2:00pm

Meeting Agenda
Kickoff Presentation
Meeting Notes