The CEDS for Virginia's Heartland
The 2019 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is a product of the Commonwealth Regional Council (CRC), developed in cooperation with the counties of Amelia, Buckingham, Charlotte, Lunenburg, and Prince Edward. The report follows the criteria set forth by the United States Economic Development Administration (EDA) and is guided by the CEDS Committee. The CRC began its CEDS effort with the intent to create a viable economic development plan that would provide a roadmap for sustainable economic growth in Virginia's Heartland.
Strengthen the Region's Workforce
Industry & Business
Broaden the Region's Industries & Businesses
Leverage Education for Growth & Gain
About the CRC
The Commonwealth Regional Council (CRC) presides over Virginia’s Heartland, the south-central region of Virginia that includes the educational institutions of Longwood University, Hampden-Sydney College, and Southside Virginia Community College, and the counties of Amelia, Buckingham, Charlotte, Lunenburg, and Prince Edward.
With this plan, the CRC has the background, analysis, goals and strategies to make the Heartland an area of choice for future generations of families, entrepreneurs, and businesses.