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The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Program contributes to economic development in Franklin County through a locally-based, regionally-driven economic development planning process.  Economic development planning as implemented through the CEDS serves as a means to engage community leaders, leverage the involvement of the private sector, and establish a strategic blueprint for regional collaboration.

Funding for the CEDS program comes primarily via grants through the U.S. Economic Development Administration.


The 2020-2025 Franklin County CEDS Plan was completed under the guidance of the CEDS Committee in June 2020.  This five-year plan uses the EDA framework and serves as a roadmap for the FRCOG and its partners to foster an environment in Franklin County that cultivates business and job growth and enhances opportunity for all.

For a brief overview of the Plan, view the 2020 Franklin County CEDS Plan Summary.

The 2022 CEDS Annual Performance Report is the second of four annual reports based on this plan. The annual performance report was released in June 2022.

Cover Of The 2020-2025 CEDS Plan

Annual Report: 2022 CEDS Annual Performance Report (PDF, 1.6 MB) 2021 CEDS Annual Performance Report (PDF, 4.3 MB) Current Plan:…

This report contains a comparison of elements from the 2015 Greater Franklin County CEDS Plan, the 2014 Southeastern Vermont Economic…

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Jessica Atwood

Economic Development Program Manager
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Keith Barnicle

Economic Development Planner
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Peggy Sloan

Director of Planning & Development
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