Economic Development Strategy
SAGE was awarded $500,000 grant from the Economic Development Administration to develop a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the Promise Zone. In addition to the plan, there were to other deliverablesOn-line property inventory to assist developersPotential development scenarios for 9 sites in the Promise Zone.SAGE convened a Strategy Committee of local stakeholders to outline the scope of the plan. SAGE contracted with HR&A Advisors to develop the plan basics, 4 Community meetings were held throughout the process to get community input and feedback. The Final report including the CEDS and all deliverables were submitted to and accepted by EDA in July 2016.