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“Safe, Smart Growth” (SSG) is a set of development strategies that aim to ensure the growth of communities and infrastructure that are resilient to natural disasters with thriving economies and healthy environments. OPD is working with the Planning and Development Advisory Council to integrate these principles into comprehensive sustainable development planning.

You can read SSG Guidance HERE

OPD submits an annual report to the Governor and the presiding officers of the Legislature on the last Monday of January each year.

You can read the 2018 report here.

Community visioning starts with you! Please take our short survey today and share this video and the survey link with your friends!

You can take the OPD Resiliency Assessment here.

OPD worked with the Department of Commerce and appointed commissioners to update the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) to highlight priority recovery needs after Super Typhoon Yutu.


Draft Resources Report Published for Public Comment

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OPD Website Launched

October 1, 2019

The Office of Planning and Development (OPD) is pleased to announce the launch of the agency’s website, which supports mandates of enabling legislation in Public Law 20-20. This site includes a data library which provides for continual collection and storage of public information needed or utilized in the development plan process, as well as links...

Public Comments Requested on Draft Resources Report

September 30, 2019

OPD has been collecting and analyzing data...

OPD has been collecting and analyzing data to address the current state of the resources of the CNMI in order to identify needs, gaps, and recommended next steps. These resource categories have been broadly categorized into three categories which correspond with “Taskforce” groups comprised of PDAC representatives and other agency and non-governmental partners – the...

Community Planning Meetings Announced for Saipan, Tinian, and Rota

September 4, 2019

To support initial baseline data collection, the...

To support initial baseline data collection, the Office of Planning and Development is sharing initial baseline data that has been collected. We are asking the community to take this survey and to review sections of interest in the “Resources Report” and let us know: (i) Is this information accurate and complete? If not, what is...

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CNMI Comprehensive Strategic Development Planning Process

The Office of Planning and Development is working to support an inclusive planning dialog at the island and village level throughout the CNMI. Learn more about the planning process

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Environmental Expo

If you wish to participate in this years Environmental Awareness Month please feel free to contact the Event Coordinators listed:

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