North Central Texas Economic Development District (NCTEDD)
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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.
NCTEDD Bylaws Revised May 2018
NCTCOG Executive Board Action and Designation