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Community Economic Development Awards (CEDA) Program


The CEDA program is a “Best Practices” program intended to recognize exceptional contributions of communities* in the State of Mississippi for the following efforts:

  • Business Retention & Expansion

  • Business Recruitment

  • Community Development

  • Community Involvement

*Community can be defined as any unincorporated town or city, incorporated town or city, county, formally established multi-jurisdictional region, metropolitan statistical area, or state. The “community” should reflect work responsibility of the MEDC member submitting the entry.

Population Categories

  • Population less than 5,000

  • Population of 5,001 to 15,000

  • Population of 15,001 to 40,000

  • Population of 40,001 to 100,000

  • Population of over 100,000

2017 CEDA nominations will be taken in October 2017.  Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) if you have any questions.