Regional Economic Development Strategy


Regional Economic Development Strategy


The Southeastern Connecticut Region, which includes the 21 municipalities within New London County, (Windham added in 2015) prepared a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the region in 2011.  In September 2014, we completed an extensive update to the 2011 document, which includes new projects for several municipalities. This document replaced the 2011 CEDS and all prior updates and project lists. That information is available by clicking on the box on the right side of this page.


The Data Update of the current economy in SouthEastern CT was completed by the Connecticut Economic Resource Center (CERC).  Their complete report, which is in Appendix of complete CEDS  may be read here.



Preparation of the 2014 update included discussions about project status with responsible parties and CEDS Committee members, identifying for EDA changes in economic situation in region since June 2012, and gathering information on potential new projects to add to CEDS. There were slight revisions made to the 2011 Goals and Objectives to clarify the region's priorities. The update was adopted by the CEDS Committee in September and will now be sent to the EDA for review and approval. The next full CEDS for the region will be prepared in 2016. The 2014 CEDS update can be viewed below:




2017 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Plan

The following is the draft being submitted for approval. The files are large and take up to 20 seconds to fully load. 





Introduction > Section 1:  Overview of the Economy through > Section 2: Local, Regional, and Global Impact Factors



 Sections 3,4,5: Summary of Public Input; Strategic Direction/Action Plan; Implementation and Evaluation and Addendum A: Project List








If you would like more information about these or any other events or seCTer programs, please contact Nancy Cowser at or by phone @ 860-437-4659x201


Economic Development Information

CEDS 04-06