Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)
The Benton-Franklin Council of Governments is additionally the Economic Development District for the bi-county area. To remain eligible for funding within the district from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), community development staff annually publishes the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS).
The CEDS process is interactive, beginning with the submittal of project applications from each of the cities, counties and ports intending to expand their jurisdiction’s capacity to site, grow or promote additional new basic industry. Projects are prioritized by the CEDS committee based upon the goals, policies and strategies of the district, and then submitted to the EDA for their consideration of funding. Over the last five years the region has received in excess of $5.5 million dollars from EDA to fund local projects.
2016 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy
Throughout 2016, Community Development Staff has worked with local area jurisdictions in updating the CEDS document to reflect current projects and current area data.
The 2016 CEDS Update was approved by the BFEDD board on April 14, 2016 and the document is available for viewing. For further information, please contact the Community Development Department.