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Posted on: July 17, 2020

[ARCHIVED] GOHumCo seeks two working groups for local economic development and pandemic recovery

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The Humboldt County Administrative Office’s Economic Development Team (GOHumCo) is seeking volunteers to serve on two newly created working groups that will be vital to local economic development and pandemic recovery. If you are interested or know someone who would be a good fit for these working groups, more information and links to apply are below.

“In our search for applicants for these two working groups we are seeking a diversity of individuals, thoughts, voices and ideas,” said Economic Development Director Scott Adair. “We also encourage individuals who have not been previously engaged in these initiatives, especially those in the private sector, to apply for these to working groups and become engaged in discussions that will help shape economic policy in our county.”

The working groups are as outlined below:

Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Ad-Hoc Working Group

A Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, or CEDS, is a plan that helps guide local economic development efforts and is required to be eligible for certain federal grants. Goals in writing a CEDS include deciding on and prioritizing economic development initiatives and helping to plan for a vibrant and resilient economy. While Humboldt County produces a new CEDS every 5 years, the county released its most recent CEDS in 2018 and COVID-19 is expected to alter the current economic strategy. As such, modifications and revisions need to be made to the most recent CEDS, which will be based on input from the CEDS Ad-Hoc Working Group.

The CEDS Ad-Hoc Working Group will consist of one representative from each of the following industry sectors:

  • Diversified Health Care
  • Specialty Food, Flowers and Beverages
  • Building and Systems Construction
  • Management Innovation Services
  • Niche Manufacturing                                                                      

For more information about the CEDS process, visit:

  • Investment Support Services
  • Forest Products
  • Tourism
  • Alternative Agriculture
  • Arts & Culture


Apply to join the CEDS Working Group

If you are interested in joining the CEDS Working Group please download the application on our website and submit via email to .

Prosperity Network Working Group

Led and financially supported by the county, the Prosperity Network is comprised of regional economic development practitioners. This group meets monthly for networking and receives presentations from experts in the fields of marketing, economic development, workforce development, planning, and community development. The purpose of the network is to foster community and economic development to improve the quality of life for Humboldt County, its residents and its communities. The network acts as a platform for collaboration for those who are interested in economic development. The Prosperity Network Working Group will meet quarterly and will be tasked with steering the Prosperity Network through pandemic recovery resources and developing the framework and scheduling for the network members.

Apply to join the Prosperity Network Working Group

If you are interested in joining the Prosperity Network Working Group please download and fill out the application on our website and submit via email to 

For questions about these two work groups email our team at

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