Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)


2023 Priority Project Survey - Due 06/30/2023

The 2023 priority project survey gives communities within the Bay-Lake region an opportunity
to share information about upcoming projects and plans. Survey responses will help the
Commission gain a better understanding of projects that will be taking place throughout the
region and may be used to connect communities with funding and/or assistance needed to
complete such projects. Furthermore, the project inventory may be listed within updates to the
Regional Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) document. Projects listed in
the CEDS, along with other local and regional plans, can be used to support grant applications
when applying for project funding.

*Please read prior to responding to the survey*
Use this link to submit new priority projects for 2023
Use this link to provide an update on projects reported prior to 2023

What is the CEDS?

As an Economic Development Administration (EDC) designated Economic Development District, the Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission is responsible for developing and updating the region’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) document. The CEDS is a locally-based, regionally-driven economic development planning process and document that works to identify the region's strengths and weaknesses and brings together a diverse set of partners to generate jobs, diversify the economy, and spur economic growth. 

The CEDS allows the region to maximize its economic development potential, as well as engage with the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) and other federal partners to receive federal grant funding, such as EDA’s Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance programs.  

Where can I find the CEDS document?

‚ÄčThe CEDS is a pre-requisite for federal designation as an EDD and must be updated at least every five years. The most recent CEDS document for the was approved in 2018 is currently undergoing a full update. 

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Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy - 2017



How can I get involved?

To find out more information about the CEDS, visit the 2022-2027 CEDS project page.

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2022 BLRPC CEDS Update