Help Strengthen Alexandria and Arlington Regional Economy

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As a part of a regional economic development stategy, the Alexandria/Arlington Workforce Investment Board would like to invite the Public to comment on our Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). 

The CEDS is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic roadmap to diversify and strengthen regional economies.  CEDS analyzes the state of the workforce and economies of the City of Alexandria and Arlington County and establishes regional goals and objectives.

The CEDS report is full of interesting demographics and projections and well worth the read.

Why Your Input Is Important

For one, BRAC is included in the plan and we know how lots of you have opinions about that! But more than that, the CEDS analyzes the challenges our region faces in terms of future economic development and proposes an Action Plan to help us prepare for those challenges that include things like transportation, housing, childcare, etc.This is important stuff if you plan to live in Alexandria for the next 5 years or so.

The Action Plan has four goals, each with a list of objectives to be met.

CEDS Action Plan Goals

  • Sustainable Economy: The Alexandria-Arlington region will employ sustainable economic development practices that contribute meaningfully to a fiscally sound region by growing the commercial tax base and ensuring an equitable balance of the assessed commercial and residential property values.
  • Innovative, Creative Workforce: The Alexandria-Arlington region will foster an innovative and creative workforce through collaboration between employers and education and one-stop career centers.
  • High Quality of Life for Businesses and Residents: The Alexandria-Arlington region will cultivate secure, high quality commercial and residential corridors that provide exceptional amenities that allow all businesses and residents to prosper.
  • Superior Business Environment: The Alexandria-Arlington region will be recognized for its superior business-friendly environment, which includes world-class facilities, infrastructure and systems.

 

To Provide Public Comment, vist: http://ceds.uservoice.com/

The Public Comment period ends at 5pm EST on June 10, 2011.  If you have questions about CEDS, please contact dremick@arlingtonva.us.  


Thanks in advance for providing feedback!
 

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