Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe

LEKT CEDS Plan 2018-2022

Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe 2018-2022

The vision of The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe’s 2018-2022 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy is to provide leadership and opportunity for Tribal members to live a legacy of economic, environmental, and cultural sustainability.

The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe was awarded funding through the Department of Commerce to develop a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) plan for regional economic development.  The CEDS plan is designed to help us frame our current conditions in contrast to the regional economic conditions, analyze areas of strength, weakness, opportunity, or threat (the SWOT Analysis), gather community feedback (the community survey), and examine what makes us resilient as a Tribal community. These activities are designed to help us develop a strategic action plan reflecting top priority goals for 2018-2022, in addition to creating a framework for analyzing performance measures that allow us to review growth or recession trends over five years.

The CEDS plan is meant to be a working document that evolves as we grow and develop. It is meant to encourage discussion, inform areas of improvement, and provide data for continued optimal growth. LEKT’s CEDS plan will be modified as we engage in discussion with our community and continue growing as a regional leader in economy. 

This document is meant to reflect Tribal community participation. Constructive feedback is instrumental to reflecting the needs of our community, while shining light on potential areas of growth that will benefit the Tribe and regional economy.

Your feedback is welcome and appreciated. The CEDS Plan will be available for public comment through January 31, 2020. You may pick up a hard copy from Planning at the Tribal Center or access the full CEDS Plan by clicking here – LEKT CEDS Plan 2018-2022. You may leave confidential feedback at the CEDS Drop Box in the Tribal Center Lobby, or email feedback@elwha.org.

háʔnəŋ cn – thank you.