The Council of Governments is a regional planning body consisting of elected public officials who come from local governments and representatives of political subdivisions who plan for the needs of their communities.
The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for New Mexico Planning and Development District 7 is a roadmap to diversify and strengthen our regional economy. This CEDS has brought together the public and private sectors to analyze the regional economy, establish regional goals and objectives, develop a regional plan of action, and identify investment priorities. This CEDS has the flexibility to adapt to global economic conditions to fully utilize our region’s unique advantages to maximize economic opportunity for our residents. This CEDS will serve as a benchmark by which our regional economy can evaluate economic development opportunities and successes.