The cornerstone of Bi-State's economic development planning assistance is the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). The CEDS is fully updated every five years, with the last one completed in 2016. Progress reports are done during interim years. The most recent progress report is in draft form and is availble for public review and comments. Through the CEDS planning process, communities across the Bi-State Region help to create an overarching plan that guides and coordinates economic development. The CEDS process is required for the region to receive investment from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA). EDA funding has been vital to the region's economy over the years investing in industrial sites, commercial sites, rail facilities and revolving loan funds. The most recent CEDS documents are available below.
The draft of the 2017 CEDS Progress Report is available for public review and comments. The report was sent to the Bi-State Regional Commission on March 22, 2017 and will be up for approval on April 26, 2017. Please contact Senior Planner Laura Berkely with comments.
Current Draft CEDS Progress Report – 2017 (FREE Download)
Current Full CEDS – 2016 (FREE Download)
Member Governments & Information Services Members – Full CEDS: $15 Progress Report: $4.00
Nonprofit Organizations – Full CEDS: $20 Progress Report: $4.50
Others – Full CEDS: $25 Progress Report: $5.00
Limited hard copies of previous CEDS and progress reports are available for a fee, while supplies last. Digital copies may be available for free or nominal fee. To request a copy of a previous CEDS document, please contact Lisa Miller.