March 23, 2016 – Denise Bulat, Executive Director, presented the final draft sections of the Bi-State Region Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) 2016.  The sections presented included the executive summary, analysis of regional economy, strategic direction and performance measures, and projects lists from the Bi-State Region.

A full plan of the CEDS is created every five years, and the draft of the 2016 document is available for review until the April meeting when Commissioners will be asked to adopt the plan.  The full draft is available on the Bi-State website at www.bistateonline.org.
Bi-State Region governments and development organizations self-reported economic development related projects.  Projects in the list include downtown improvements, sewer, water, roads, housing, and business expansions.  Business expansions and losses are listed with estimated jobs created, retained, or lost.

Commissioners, along with economic development staff and professionals, are encouraged to review the information and provide feedback by April 25.
Click here to view the CEDS page