Share Your Thoughts on How to Develop Economic Growth in Humboldt County
The County of Humboldt’s upcoming efforts to update its broad economic development strategy is hitting the road again and community meetings will be held in Willow Creek and Hoopa. The public meetings will be held in early November, and all community members are invited to attend.
Ultimately, these public meetings will result in an updated and Board of Supervisors adopted Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, or CEDS, which is a plan that helps guide local economic development efforts and a requirement for certain federal grants. It also serves as a proactive and collaborative strategy for driving economic growth, balancing equity, and ensuring environmental sustainability.
Humboldt County produces a new CEDS every 5 years and the county’s current CEDS was created in 2018. Since COVID-19 is expected to alter the current economic strategy, modifications and revisions need to be made to the most recent CEDS. The County of Humboldt’s Economic Development Division was recently awarded $218,000 in federal Community Project Funding through the Department of Housing and Urban Development to update the county’s CEDS. Funding for this project, in particular, was prioritized by Congressman Jared Huffman and Senator Alex Padilla in the current federal budget.
The CEDS is the county’s framework to grow a diverse and thriving economy, outline a plan for regional resilience, and improve residents’ quality of life. To ensure the Humboldt’s CEDS reflects the needs of all community members, the Economic Development Division has hosted CEDS Public Engagement Roadshows throughout Humboldt County.
Upcoming CEDS Roadshows include:
Willow Creek: Monday, November 7 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Willow Creek Vets Hall (Ironside Post 9561), 20 Kimtu Road, Willow Creek
Hoopa Tribe Roadshow: Wednesday, November 9 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Hoopa Neighborhood Facilities, Tribal Council Chamber, 11860 CA-96, Hoopa
The County of Humboldt would like to thank the Hoopa Valley Tribe, Willow Creek Community Service District and Willow Creek Chamber of Commerce for their partnership to host these community meetings.
The County of Humboldt’s Economic Development Division supports livelihoods and prosperity for all persons in all Humboldt County communities by administering programs and initiatives relevant to the county’s CEDS. Humboldt County residents are encouraged to visit HumboldtRising.com to learn more and share input on economic development in Humboldt County.
For more information regarding the CEDS, please visit HumboldtRising.com or contact Economic Development Coordinator Dianna Rios at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (707) 476-4809.
For more information about Humboldt County’s Economic Development Division, please visit gohumco.com.