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The FY 2105 Update of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy is presented in five sections. This first section examines the economic and demographic characteristics of the South Jersey region today. It explores those aspects of population, geography, and development that impact economic growth. It also examines the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT Analysis) that exist throughout the region. These are factors, both internal and external, that will impact the future growth and development of the South Jersey economy.
Section 2 provides a detailed overview of the region’s Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. This SWOT analysis begins to establish a policy framework for regional economic growth. From the various factors identified, Section 3 outlines key goals and strategies that were part of the 2015 Update and an outreach effort that involved each of the four member counties. Section 4 provides an Implementation and Evaluation Framework for the CEDS. The fifth and final section of the CEDS establishes a methodology for ensuring the ongoing resilience of the region based on process by which the District can measure success. It provides guidance on funding opportunities, partnerships, and other implementation measures to promote the vision of the document.
The Appendices provide additional information on proposed development projects and opportunities, Statewide priorities for economic target investments and links to other current regional economic development plans and information sources.