June 25, 2014 – Denise Bulat, Executive Director, presented the final 2014 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Progress Report.  She pointed out the highlights of the document, paying special attention to the progress report section.

Several significant expansion projects were noted including the completion of ALCOA’s new assembly line in Bettendorf, which brought 150 created and 200 retained jobs to the Bi-State Region.  Local governments self reported the completion of 84 significant economic development projects creating over 1,200 jobs and retaining an additional 1,200.  The complete economic development projects list is in a separate addendum to the report, and was submitted for review to the Commission.

Commissioners approved a resolution to adopt the 2014 CEDS Progress Report, and the report was submitted to the Economic Development Administration.