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.

2021 Annual Report
2020 Annual Report
2019 Annual Report
2018 Annual Report Overview
2018 Annual Report
2017 CEDS Report
2017 CEDS 5 Year Plan

2022 CEDS 5 Year Plan Draft
Please Submit Comments by June 24, 2022 by completing this Survey


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, and is comprised of the individuals listed below:

NameOrganizationCounty
Tracy Brantner (Chair)Johnson County Economic DevelopmentJohnson
Cheryl BarnsonEquity BankAll
Donna BrownCity of HigginsvilleLafayette
Katie NeunerUniversity of Missouri ExtensionLafayette
Marsha CorbinOld Trails Regional Tourism PartnershipLafayette
Amy JacksonState Fair Community CollegePettis
Kelly AsburySmall Business & Technology Development Center at State Fair Community CollegePettis
Jessica CraigSedalia – Pettis County Economic DevelopmentPettis
Linda KirkWest Central Missouri Workforce DevelopmentPettis
Cydney MayfieldSaline County Economic DevelopmentSaline
Stephen MukemboUniversity of Missouri ExtensionJohnson

CEDS members: Please submit measurable project information here.
Fill & Print .PDF FY21 Intake Form
Printable .PDF FY21 Intake Form