In February 2020, SMPC and the W.E. Upjohn Institute received a grant through EDA to update the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the region. The CEDS is a vital planning document that can lead to the creation and retention of jobs and increased private investment, advance innovation, enhance the manufacturing capacities of the region, provide workforce development opportunities, and grow the economic ecosystem that attracts foreign direct investment. The updated CEDS will outline the economic conditions of the region, assess the strengths and weaknesses of the regional economy, and provide a blueprint for future economic improvement.

Information about the CEDS development process is found here:

Meeting 1: May 20, 2020

Meeting 2: June 17, 2020

Related documentation:

2014 Approved CEDS

Direct any questions or comments regarding the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy to Lee Adams.