Community Economic Development Preparedness Index (CEDPI)

The Community Economic Development Preparedness Index (CEDPI) is a comprehensive tool to help communities analyze their readiness for economic development.  The program enables communities to identify and assess their strengths and weaknesses before developing a plan or taking action to improve economic development opportunities in the community. The index is based on individual perceptions of activities and conditions in the community.  The compiled responses will provide a realistic measure of a community’s capacity readiness to:

  • retain existing businesses and income,
  • attract new businesses, residents, and income
  • expand small businesses and income within your community

The CEDPI includes over 100 questions that address every aspect of a community’s preparedness for economic development. A FREE comprehensive  manual provides all a community needs to conduct the analysis. A web-based version is also available.