Residents and business and organization leaders in the West Central Arkansas Planning and Development District (WCAPDD), which includes Garland and nine other counties, are being asked to complete the following surveys to gauge the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the district:
The surveys, which are being released by WCAPDD in partnership with the Arkansas Economic Development Institute (AEDI) and the Arkansas State University Delta Center for Economic Development, are the first step in WCAPDD’s next year-long regional resiliency planning working group. The more local input provided by the surveys, the stronger the resulting plan will be. The surveys are also an opportunity for residents to let WCAPDD know more about their community, as well as what WCAPDD can help plan for the future in their community and district as a whole. The results of WCAPDD’s plans often inform decisions regarding future grants and other funding opportunities.
WCAPDD is a non-profit planning and development organization, established in 1967 as one of eight economic districts in the state to promote economic development; to assist local governments and private organizations in obtaining federal and state grants and loans; to prepare comprehensive regional plans for economic development and improve government services; to enlist private support for these activities; and to coordinate private and public programs.