Strategic Planning

Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

As a U.S. Economic Development Authority designated Economic Development District, BRADD is tasked with the creation and updated of both a Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan and a Regional Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) every five years. Additionally, BRADD works with local communities to develop local-level comprehensive plans and numerous other local plans annually. In 2022, BRADD moved both of these regional plans to online platforms that have been linked here.

Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan

Hazard Mitigation Plans are required under the Stafford Act of 2001. These plans assess the likelihood that a natural hazard will occur and formulate how our communities can better prepare through projects and strategies. Most importantly, a Hazard Mitigation Plan makes a community eligible for FEMA mitigation funding following a disaster.