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Welcome to the Economic Development Site

Since 1985 the Crater Planning District Commission has served as the economic development district for the region.


CEDS Announcement Feb. 26, 2021

Announcement At the Crater Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Committee meeting held on February 26, 2021, three reports were discussed that are in support of the Crater Commission’s U. S. Economic Development Administration CARES Act Economic Recovery...

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Public Notice

Public Notice The Crater Planning District has issued a sole source contract to DecideSmart LLC under the Crater Planning District Commission’s U.S.EDA Cares Act Grant. DecideSmart LLC has performed extensive work in the Crater Planning District Commission region...

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The major focus of Crater Planning District Commission’s work program is economic, industrial and small business development, reflecting the priorities which have been established by the member localities.

Crater PDC as an economic development district has developed and maintains a Comprehensive Economic Strategy (CEDS) to help guide economic growth with in the region.

Crater PDC manages two loan programs 1) Business Continuity Loan Program, 2) Revolving Loan Fund Program

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