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 2020 CEDS Progress Report was approved by the Bi-State Regional Commission on April 22, 2020. Please contact Executive Director Denise Bulat with comments.
Current CEDS Progress Report– 2020
pdf 2020 CEDS Progress Report (3.67 MB)
Current Full CEDS – 2016
pdf 2016_CEDS_Full_Web.pdf (4.16 MB)
Draft 2021 CEDS full document
pdf Bi-State Region Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) 2021 - DRAFT (3.77 MB)