Green River Area Development District
Serving Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, McLean, Ohio, Union & Webster Counties in Western Kentucky
Think Progress. Think Tomorrow. Think GRADD.
300 GRADD Way, Owensboro, KY 42301     Phone: 270.926.4433     TDD: 800.648.6056

The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) provides an in-depth examination of the region's current economic climate, as well as a forecast for future growth. Topics addressed includes:
  • Public/Private Partnerships
  • Economic Analyses
  • Economic Clusters
  • Goals, Objectives, and Strategies
  • Project List and Prioritization
  • Evaluation/Performance Measures
This document, required by the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA), is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic roadmap to diversify and strengthen regional economies. 

GRADD will submit a copy of the CEDS to EDA in October, so public comments must be received no later than August 31, 2018.

Please direct comments to Joanna Shake, Associate Director for Community & Economic Development, via mail (300 GRADD Way, Owensboro KY 42301) telephone (270-926-4433) or email

>>2018 CEDS Draft Report