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Regional & Community Planning

NACOLG’s Regional and Community Planning program develops regional strategies for growth and development, coordinates resources for development activities, and facilitates plans and practices leading to economic and community development. Examples include the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS), which is a five year plan designed to facilitate investments in economic development, and the Northwest Alabama Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan, which provides strategies for strengthening community resilience to natural disasters.

Northwest Alabama Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, 2018-2022

Northwest Alabama Hazard Mitigation Plan, 2015-2019

In addition, the program provides planning assistance to local governments for developing zoning and subdivision local master plans, downtown plans, and comprehensive development plans. Examples of these and other documents can be found in the Document Room.