Government Services

The Center for Economic Development (CED) is dedicated to assisting governments as they work to resolve complex issues and problems. In collaboration with JSU’s College of Public Administration, the Center maintains broad expertise in government-related, problem-solving capabilities. Types of services offered by the CED include:

  • Human Resources/Personnel Consulting
  • Strategic Planning
  • Zoning Planning
  • Survey Facilitation
  • Focus Group Facilitation
  • Grant Writing Consultation and Seminars
  • Ethics Consultation and Seminars
  • Financial Analysis
  • Economic Impact Studies
  • Project Feasibility Analysis
  • Retail Market Analysis

An excellent working relationship exists between the CED and area governments, as well as with the Alabama Department of Commerce, Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, Alabama Department of Environmental Management, East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission, Small Business Administration, Office of the Governor, and others in order to coordinate efforts and minimize duplication of overlapping of services.