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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

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.

READ THE 2019 CEDS UPDATE HERE

Public Notice – Request for Comments on Visioning Document

August 4, 2020

The Planning and Development Advisory Council (PDAC) through the Office of Planning and Development (OPD) is requesting community feedback and suggestions to support next steps in the creation of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands’ Comprehensive Sustainable Development Plan (CSDP). As required by Public Law 20-20, the CSDP shall serve as a guide for...

Request for Proposals Announcement: Professional Advisory Services

July 24, 2020

The Office of the Governor of the...

The Office of the Governor of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, through the Commonwealth Bureau of Military Affairs, issues a Professional Advisory Services Request for Proposal (RFP). Please visit RFP20-GOV-085 or click on the image below for more information. Interested Bidder must register and provide contact information to the Division of Procurement &...

OPD Supporting Priority CEDS Recovery Projects through EDA

June 23, 2020

OPD and interagency partners at DCCA, Finance,...

OPD and interagency partners at DCCA, Finance, and the Garapan Revitalization Taskforce are working to procure funding through the Economic Development Administration to support priority recovery projects for the CNMI. These projects were identified as funding priorities through the periodically updated Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). Proposed projects include: A New Department of Finance building...

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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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Webinar - Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Coastal Resilience Assessment

The CNMI Coastal Resilience Assessment identifies large areas of natural, open space or habitat where, if investments are made in…

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International Coastal Cleanup

The International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) is the world’s largest single-day cleanup event with the goal of collecting and documenting trash…

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