Comprehensive economic planning through the TJPDC serves as a means to engage community leaders, leverage private sector involvement, and establish a strategic plan for regional collaboration. The TJPDC coordinates regional community goals of housing, transportation, equity, education and aging with economic planning. While local and regional economic development partnerships organize, recruit and sustain economic development activities, the TJPDC assists in planning for the hard and soft infrastructure.

Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)

The TJPDC was awarded an Economic Adjustment Assistance grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration in 2022 to support development of a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the region. Working in collaboration with the Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission, the GO Virginia Region 9 Council, and regional stakeholders, the overall project will produce unique CEDS plans for both the TJPDC and RRRC region focusing on each region’s economic assets, strengths and opportunities, as well as a super-regional report focused on the shared opportunities and strategies for the entirety of the two regions.
TJPDC and RRRC have contracted with Camoin Associates to oversee the development of the CEDS reports and are working with stakeholders from local governments, higher education, private sector (including but not limited to Chambers of Commerce, Workforce Development organizations, Small Business Development Centers and Main Street organizations) to provide oversight throughout the study development process. The CEDS project is anticipated to be completed by June 2024.

Economic Development Plan

The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission is pleased to announce the release of its Comprehensive Economic Development Plan (CEDS). The full document, which includes the Executive Summary and Appendices is available via the link below. 
* Documents posted on this webpage should be assumed to be in draft form unless otherwise noted.
For additional information, please contact Ruth Emerick at (434) 422-4821.