Economic Development Planning
Superior California Economic Development (SCED) is a Joint Powers Authority formed in 1979 for the purpose of providing economic development planning assistance to communities within the four county district of Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou and Trinity. SCED receives funding assistance for staffing the district economic planning activities from EDA, counties and some cities and the balance of the funding is provided by SCED’s lending activities.
Regional Economic Development Strategy
The first Economic Development Strategy for the four county region was completed in 1969 and has been maintained and periodically updated by SCED. The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is updated every five to seven years and reviewed annually.
The CEDS is the product of stakeholder meetings and input from throughout the district pertaining to economic conditions and trends, development of strategies to address and mitigate undesirable economic conditions and trends and to develop strategies for continuation and/or promotion of existing preferred economic conditions and trends.
Several funding agencies rely on this economic planning document for purposes of prioritizing projects and program funding for local economic development projects within the district.
Community Economic Planning
SCED works with community action groups and jurisdictions within the district to plan implementation of strategies and individual projects. This is the localized implementation planning step after the CEDS. This planning often lead to funding and implementation of specific projects or programs.