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 2018 CEDS Progress Report was approved by the Bi-State Regional Commission on April 25, 2018.  Please contact Executive Director Denise Bulat with comments.


2019 Draft CEDS Progress Report
pdf 2019 CEDS Progress Report DRAFT (2.94 MB)

Current CEDS Progress Report – 2018 (FREE Download)

pdf 2018-CEDS-Progress-Report.pdf (2.67 MB)

Current Full CEDS – 2016 (FREE Download)

pdf 2016_CEDS_Full_Web.pdf (4.16 MB)



Printed Copies

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


Previous CEDS

Limited hard copies of previous CEDS documents and progress reports are available for a fee, while supplies last.  Digital copies are available for free.  To request a copy of a previous CEDS document, please email the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..