Panhandle Area Development District seeking comments on Regional Economic Development Strategy

The Panhandle Area Development District (PADD) has updated the regional economic development strategy for the next five-year period and is seeking feedback from the community on its effectiveness and accuracy for the region.

The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) can be viewed on the PADD website ( under the economic development tab and then under the CEDS tab. The full site address is:

The purpose of this document is to analyze our current economic position as a region and to provide a path forward based on feedback from entrepreneurs, service agencies, employees, and employers.

PADD encourages anyone to provide feedback on any portion or all of the document. Comments will strengthen itsefforts as a regional agency and help PADD to know where best to direct resources.

The comment period will be open from June 10 through July 10. Please submit your comments to Megan Koppenhafer at