Pioneer Valley
Planning Commission

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst, MA
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Media Release

CONTACT: Lori Tanner, PVPC Senior Economic Development/Policy Analyst (413) 781-6045


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 8, 2012

Draft 2012 Pioneer Valley Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)
Report Available for 30-Day Public Review and Comment

The draft 2012 annual update of the Plan for Progress, the region’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS), is now available online for public review and comment at http://pvpc.org/resources/ecdev/Draft_2012_CEDS_reduced.pdf. A hard copy is available for review at PVPC’s office at 60 Congress Street in Springfield.

The document is required by the U.S. Economic Development Administration to maintain the region’s status as an Economic Development District and to document ongoing economic development initiatives. The report also identifies priority rankings for eligible projects seeking federal grant assistance from the EDA during the upcoming federal fiscal year 2013, which begins October 1.

Comments should be directed to Lori Tanner, PVPC Senior Economic Development/Policy Analyst, at ltanner@pvpc.org by June 8.

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