Serving DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Okeechobee and Polk Counties

A Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is an ongoing planning process that requires participation and input from both the public and private sectors, along with the communities of a region.

The CEDS is designed to guide economic growth by fostering a more stable and diversified economy, to assist in the creation of jobs, and thereby improve the quality of life in Desoto, Hardee, Highlands, Okeechobee, and Polk counties.


2017 CEDS

CEDS 2017 Summary cover

2017 CEDS
Data Document

CEDS 2017 Data Document cover