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.

2024 Draft CEDS 5 Year Plan (Open for public comment. Please use the form below to electronically submit comments. Comments can also be submitted via email to or by calling 660-463-7934)

2024 CEDS 5-Year Plan Public Comment Form (May 20th - June 19, 2024)

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2022 CEDS 5 Year Plan 

RP2024 CEDS Annual Report

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 DevelopmentJohnson
Cheryl BarnsonEquity BankAll
VacantLafayette County Economic DevelopmentLafayette
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
Missy EidsonWest Central Missouri Workforce DevelopmentPettis
Sindy HisleSaline County Economic DevelopmentSaline
Jessica McCormickCity Of Higginsville Economic Development DirectorLafayette

CEDS members: Please submit measurable project information for Reporting Period 2025 (April 1, 2024 - March 31, 2025) here.

Printable .PDF Reporting Period 2025 Project Submission Form

Fillable .PDF Reporting Period 2025 Project Submission Form

Printable .DOC Reporting Period 2025 Project Submission Form