The Executive Director of the Upper Shore Regional Council (USRC), Doris Mason, met with Cecil County council members earlier this week to discuss the need for an economic plan to bring in federal grant funding for broadband and transportation projects. The USRC is a planning council for Cecil, Kent, and Queen Anne’s Counties.
As reported by the Cecil Whig,
A Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is needed before this three-county region can be considered for any funding from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Mason explained.
Mason laid out a timetable, which includes creating a strategy committee, developing a CEDS plan, getting that plan reviewed by the public and submitting it for approval.
The USRC could begin applying for grants next spring if the plan is approved.