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 2021. 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 2021 CEDS was approved by the Bi-State Regional Commission on April 28, 2021. Please contact Executive Director Denise Bulat with comments.
Limited hard copies of CEDS documents and progress reports are available for a fee, while supplies last. Digital copies are available for free. To request a printed copy, please email the