Economic Development District

ACOG is an official Economic Development District as designated by the U.S. EDA. As such, the organization is responsible for maintaining and updating the region’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS).

ACOG Economic Development District

In April 2013, ACOG was designated an official Economic Development District (EDD) by the U.S. Economic Development Administration. The federal designation means that the organization will be responsible for maintaining and updating the region’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). U.S. EDA’s investment policy is designed to establish a foundation for private sector job growth and the building of durable regional economies throughout the United States. ACOG will provide technical support, financial and administrative reporting, record keeping and membership information for the Central Oklahoma region, EDD partners and stakeholders, and its committees. Aside from annually updating the Central Oklahoma CEDS, ACOG EDD staff will be available to assist members with the development of local economic development strategies. ACOG staff will also strive to enhance economic development activities by providing an environment where municipalities and organizations can meet to discuss pertinent issues and pursue regional initiatives that strengthen all of Central Oklahoma.

Staff Contacts

Jennifer McCollum, APR
Division Director
Public Relations and Community Development
Economic Development District Grants
Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

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ACOG staff members provide technical assistance on economic development grants available from the U. S. Economic Development Administration. Click here to learn about EDA funding opportunities.


The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) contributes to effective economic development in America’s communities and regions through a locally-based, regionally-driven economic development planning process.

Economic development planning – as implemented through the CEDS – is not only a cornerstone of the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) programs, but successfully serves as a means to engage community leaders, leverage the involvement of the private sector, and establish a strategic blueprint for regional collaboration.

CEDs Meetings

1:30 p.m, Thursday,
September 14, 2017
ACOG boardroom

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