What is a CEDS?
COMPREHENSIVE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY (CEDS) is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic roadmap to diversify and strengthen our local, state, & regional economies. The 2014 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation will be a compilation of local, state, & regional analysis in the form of a long term strategic plan that will provide a unifying template for the Oglala Sioux Tribe to create Economic Development. The CEDS establishes goals, objectives, development and implementation of a (5) year plan of action that coincides with local, state, & regional plans; Identification of investment priorities and funding sources. It will integrate the tribe’s human and physical resources; and include capital planning in the construction of economic development. Integrated economic development planning provides the flexibility to adapt to global economic conditions and fully utilize the tribe’s unique advantages to maximize economic opportunity for its members by attracting the private investment that creates jobs for the tribe. The CEDS will benefit the residents, businesses, entrepreneurs, local government leaders, and economic development organizations that live and work on the Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Indian reservation’s nine districts: Eagle Nest, LaCreek, Medicine Root, Pass Creek, Pine Ridge, Porcupine, Wakpamni, Oglala, and Wounded Knee.