Our Customized Approach

CEDC serves motivated public and community leaders who want to develop and diversify their local economies with clean energy projects. We call these local leaders “economic organizers,” and we have a customized, four-step process designed to help them execute projects:

1. First, CEDC helps local economic organizers determine the scope of what projects are possible in their communities.

2. Through our network of business, government, labor and nonprofit partners, we then connect these organizers to the information, tools and resources they need to design and execute specific projects.

3. We match their projects to federal and state grant opportunities and to private-sector investment opportunities.

4. Lastly, our deepest level of service involves actually guiding local economic organizers through project development and funding while helping them build capacity.