The Pioneer Trails Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is designed to bring together public and private sectors in the creation of an economic road map to diversify and strengthen regional economies. The CEDS integrates a region’s human and physical capital planning in the service of economic development. Integrated economic development planning provides the flexibility to adapt to global economic conditions and fully utilize the region’s unique advantages to maximize economic opportunity for its residents by attracting the private investment that creates jobs for the region’s residents. The most current 5 year CEDS document can be found below, as well as the latest annual report. Documents for the 2017 CEDS 5 Year Plan can be requested by contacting the RPC office.
The CEDS committee is responsible for developing, revising or replacing the CEDS. The committee is comprised of representatives from the main economic interests in the region. The committee meets monthly except for July, and is comprised of the individuals listed below:
|Tracy Brantner (Chair)||Johnson County Economic Development||Johnson|
|Cheryl Barnson||Equity Bank||All|
|Michael Brown||Lafayette County Economic Development||Lafayette|
|Katie Neuner||University of Missouri Extension||Lafayette|
|Marsha Corbin||Old Trails Regional Tourism Partnership||Lafayette|
|Amy Jackson||State Fair Community College||Pettis|
|Kelly Asbury||Small Business & Technology Development Center at State Fair Community College||Pettis|
|Jessica Craig||Sedalia – Pettis County Economic Development||Pettis|
|Linda Kirk||West Central Missouri Workforce Development||Pettis|
|Cydney Mayfield||Saline County Economic Development||Saline|
CEDS members: Please submit measurable project information here.