Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)

Call for Projects Deadline Extended

Do you have an infrastructure or capital project that you might be pursuing grant funds for in the future? You can submit your project to the 2018 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy for consideration. E-mail Stephanie Seamans at for more information on this process and to submit information about projects by February 7, 2018!

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 and includes an inventory of projects from each of the cities, counties and ports intending to expand their jurisdiction’s capacity to grow or promote additional new basic industry. Over the last five years the region has received in excess of $5.5 million dollars from EDA to fund local projects.

2017 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

Throughout 2016 and 2017, Community Development Staff has worked with local area jurisdictions in updating the CEDS document to reflect current projects and current area data.

The 2017 CEDS Update was approved by the BFEDD board on April 21, 2017 and the document is now available for viewing – 2017 Comprehensive Economic Development (CEDS).

For further information, please contact the Community Development Department at (509) 943-9185