Business View Civil and Municipal | Volume 2, Issue 9

24 CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL VOLUME 2, ISSUE 9 UNITY PMENT T he California Community Economic Development Association (CCEDA) serves as an exceptional resource for information and action that advances the field of community economic development through training and continuing education, technical assistance, and advocacy on public policy. CCEDA’s membership is comprised of organizations actively engaged in revitalizing California’s neighborhoods, including resident-driven community development corporations, local governments, community action agencies, and faith-based institutions. CCEDA members produce results through a wide spectrum of community building strategies, including real estate development, housing, retail and commercial business assistance and lending, social services, and job training and creation. Business View Magazine asked CCEDA Executive Director, Roberto Barragán, for his insights into current issues for member organizations and the value of the Association in the support of community and economic development throughout California. His responses were both candid and enlightening. BVM: Can you share a brief history of CCEDA? Barragán: The organization was started in 1989 AT A GLANCE CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION (CCEDA) WHAT: An organization advancing the field of community economic development in the State of California WHERE: Based in Los Angeles, California WEBSITE: