North Central Texas Economic Development District (NCTEDD)
NCTEDD encompasses North Central Texas (the 16 counties of Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell, Tarrant and Wise), and was designated as an EDD by the United States Economic Development Administration (EDA), December 15, 2016. An EDD brings together the private and public sectors in partnership to provide a coordinated strategy and economic development technical assistance with such efforts as strategic planning, grant writing, and grant administration. The designation serves as a foundation for regional collaboration and cooperative economic planning.
For information or technical assistance regarding regional economic development, economic recovery, or Economic Development Administration funding opportunities, please contact the North Central Texas Economic Development District staff listed below.
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|VIRTUAL EVENT||DATE||TIME||ZOOM LINK||DESCRIPTION|
|CHIPS Funding Opportunities Webinar||Monday, August 28, 2023||10:00am CST||View Webinar||Webinar presentation by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the CHIPS Program Office on CHIPS funding opportunities.
CHIPS Incentive Programs: (1)Commercial Fabrication Facilities, (2) Research and Development Program/Workforce Development, (3) Materials and manufacturing equipment facilities
|NCT Texas BDO Regional Public Meeting - (Virtual)||Wednesday, August 23, 2023||10:00am CST||Closed||Virtual public meeting open to anyone in Ellis, Erath, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell, Wise counties. This meeting is an opportunity to provide input and feedback on the needs, challenges, and barriers to access broadband in local communities|
|NCT Texas BDO Regional Public Meeting (In-Person)||Wednesday, August 2, 2023||2:00pm CST||Closed||In-person public meeting open to anyone in the NCT region. This meeting is an opportunity to provide input and feedback on the needs, challenges, and barriers to access broadband in local communities. Sway|
|National EV Infrastructure Program Webinar||Thursday, June 15, 2023||10:00am CST||View Webinar||NCTCOG’s Air Quality Staff will give an overview of the Texas EV Charging Plan and NCTCOG’s role as an MPO in the plan as well as how the buildout of EV charging will present opportunities for jobs and economic growth for communities.|
|Workforce Solutions and Upskilling Programs||Wednesday, April 5, 2023||10:00am CST||View webinar||The leadership from the Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas, Workforce Solutions North Central Texas, and Workforce Solutions For Tarrant County will be making presentations on their Upskilling Programs|
|Regional Economic Development Summit||Monday, August 29, 2022||10:00am CST||View webinar||Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will present information and resources on their individual programs, funding opportunities, and services.|
|Texas Broadband Development Office Webinar||Thursday, September 8, 2022||10:00am CST||View webinar||Much of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s broadband funding is being funneled through state broadband offices. The Texas BDO’s presentation on September 8th will focus on broadband funding programs and opportunities, timelines for funding, broadband toolkit materials for local communities, and an update on the Texas BDO.|
|United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development||Thursday, October 13, 2022||10:00am CST||View Webinar||The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development division will be making presentations on their Single-Family Housing, Community, Business, and Broadband funding programs. Promotional video: https://youtu.be/AwhtZnez7qg|
A REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT
NCTEDD encompasses North Central Texas (the 16 counties of Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell, Tarrant and Wise), and was designated as an EDD by the United States Economic Development Administration (EDA), December 15, 2016.
An EDD brings together the private and public sectors in partnership to provide a coordinated strategy and economic development technical assistance with such things as strategic planning, grant writing, grant administration and training workshops. The designation serves as a foundation for regional collaboration and cooperative economic planning.
HOW IT CAME TO LIFE
More than 120 regional economic development stakeholders worked together, in conjunction with the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), on the EDA designation requirements, including the development of a regional Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies(CEDS) document.
As its name implies, a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) lays out a regional plan for economic development. Its ultimate goal is to help our area have a stronger, more diverse regional economy.
While the CEDS’ most critical function is to provide a regional economic development framework, it also serves as a required vehicle through which some federal agencies (especially the EDA) evaluate requests for grant assistance. With a CEDS plan approved by the federal government, a region is eligible to apply for federal economic development grants.
WHO GUIDES THE DISTRICT?
The District is guided by the NCTEDD Board, comprised of economic development officials from the public and private sectors, educational institutions, workforce development boards, chambers of commerce, economic development corporations, and business leaders. The NCTEDD Board functions as an advisory board to the NCTCOG Executive Board, a board of regional locally elected officials, which is the policy-making body for NCTCOG.
The NCTCOG Executive Board appoints the NCTEDD Board in accordance with the district's Bylaws. NCTCOG provides staff support to the district Board.