Community Economic Development (CEDC)

The Community Economic Development Council is one of four community committees at the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods. The mission of CEDC is to promote economic empowerment, inclusion and equity. The committee’s vision is that the benefits of economic growth would be shared by all members of the community.

For more information or to be added to the CEDC announcement list, please contact Claire Adamsick, 503-388-9030 or


Public meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm at NECN.

NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, April 22nd, 6:30pm Our April meeting will feature guest speaker Tony DeFalco of Verde and the Living Cully Ecodistrict.. Tony will talk about anti-displacement strategies for the Cully Neighborhood in NE Portland, where neighbors and community partners are working to preserve housing affordability, retain existing neighborhood businesses, and help families achieve economic self-sufficiency. Draft agenda

2014 CEDC agendas and minutes

2/25/14: No meeting in lieu of the Portland African American Leadership Forum’s Community Visioning Forum

1/28/14: Draft Minutes, Agenda

2013 CEDC agendas and minutes

12/03/13: Draft Minutes, Agenda

November: No meeting

10/22/13: Brownfields Forum report

September: No meeting

08/27/13: Draft Minutes

07/23/13: Minutes

06/25/13: Minutes

05/28/13: Minutes

04/23/13: Minutes

03/26/13: Minutes, Agenda

02/26/13: Minutes, Agenda

01/22/13: Minutes, Agenda

2012 CEDC agendas and minutes

December: No Meeting

11/27/12: Minutes, Agenda

10/23/12: Minutes, Agenda

09/25/12: Minutes, Agenda



The Community Economic Development Council is a working group considering a wide range of community needs and possible economic tools, including:

  • Jobs
  • Asset creation
  • Economic generators
  • Small business supports
  • Community-based investments

The committee works to gather information, provide education, advocate for solutions and incubate projects to increase economic vitality in our area.