EDA CARES COVID Recovery Strategy - 2022 Addendum to 2021-2025 CEDS

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This addendum to the East Michigan Council of Government’s (EMCOG) 2021-2025 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) serves as an economic recovery/resiliency strategy for the Region in response to two events: (1) the COVID pandemic and(2) the May, 2020 flooding and infrastructure failures in five counties. The 2021-2025 CEDS was developed during 2020 and approved in January of 2021. The strategies within this document began to address both the pandemic and flooding disasters with significant infrastructure failures. However, as time progressed the impacts of both and the focus on recovery and resiliency did pivot. This addendum addresses those areas that were not already addressed in the 2021-2025 CEDS.  Funding for this Addendum was provided by USDOC/EDA through the Coronavirus Air, Relief and Economic Security Act of 2020 aka The CARES Act.  

The strategies in this addendum to the 2021-2025 CEDS are the result of a series of listening sessions conducted by the East Michigan Council of Government’s Economic and Community Development Programs Manager from December of 2021 through May of 2022 and follow-up meetings of the RED Team to develop the strategies.

This document was approved on January 20, 2023 at the EMCOG Council and RED Team meetings.

Download the CEDS 2022-23 Addendum for Economic Recovery

Download the CEDS Amendment of Significant Employers

You may also contact Bill Ernat at bernat@emcog.org to receive a copy.