Promoting Smart Growth & Regional Collaboration
Building a more resilient economy in our region.
In 2021, MAPC Economic Development team is focused on advancing an equitable economic recovery and building economic resilience. In partnership with leaders in government, the private sector, non-profit organizations and academic institutions, the team is committed to providing comprehensive plans and capacity-building support based on up-to-date research. Together, we’re working to ensure that the recovery from COVID-19 addresses root causes of inequality and builds the ability of individuals, communities, and the region as a whole to respond to future economic disruptions.
Our work is guided by our Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, created in 2020 and released in January 2021. It serves as a blueprint for economic recovery in the region and focuses on increasing racial equity, economic resilience, and climate resilience in the region.
All of our work is based on research on existing conditions, current and future trends and best practices.
MAPC serves as the region’s Economic Development District (EDD), designated by the federal Economic Development Administration (EDA). As part of our work as an EDD, we assist municipalities in their efforts to secure funding from the EDA for a wide range of projects. To discuss funding opportunities, please contact Raul Gonzalez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of our work as an EDD, MAPC creates a regional economic development strategy every five years. This serves as a guide for the economic development activities of MAPC.The strategy design process offers a unique chance to evaluate current conditions that affect the economy and create strategies that capitalize on the region’s strengths and opportunities, address internal weaknesses, and minimize external threats to equitable economic development.
For the 2020-2025 CEDS, the compound national crises of COVID-19 and environmental disasters, and the continuing crisis of racial injustice, spurred the creation of a regional strategy with resilience and racial equity at its core.