SAP&DC is an Economic Development District (EDD) designated by the Economic Development Administration (EDA) under the Department of Commerce. As an EDD, SAP&DC is required to maintain an active and updated Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). An approved CEDS is a requirement for EDA funding of economic development projects.
SAP&DC’s mission focuses on addressing human resource development, encouraging the creation and retention of jobs, and actively seeking to improve the quality of life for residents of the Southern Alleghenies Region (Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon and Somerset Counties).
The CEDS is developed with detailed input from SAP&DC senior staff and well-informed individuals from a wide range of public and professional agencies within the six counties. Contributors include representatives of economic development and planning organizations, businesses, universities, and county governments.
To view the 2020-2024 CEDS, see the download (PDF) below.
Director Planning & Community Development