The 2018-2022 Apalachee Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is in the process of input and composition. Check back to this page to find goals, strategies, and our progress dashboard as they evolve.





The Florida Chamber’s Six Pillars and the Northwest Florida Forward plan both provide comprehensive, insightful focus areas. These include reinforcing talent, improving infrastructure, and providing high-quality places. Apalachee CEDS will focus, under these goals, on the following:



In development! The 2016-17 CEDS crafted 59 objectives. The 2018 edition will explore intersections between local priorities and regional similarities.

The 2018 strategies will also incorporate learning from Hanley and Douglass’ review of Economic Development approaches in the United States: High Road, Low Road, or Off Road?

Resilience – economic and otherwise – will figure into strategies via expert input and Committee ranking.



Assets  are strengths. The map below presents public entities, infrastructure, available land, large employers, and other strengths that the Apalachee CEDS will build upon:


Progress Dashboard

Objective/Tactic Metric Progress Impact