The 2021-2025 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is now in progress. Here you will find documentation of our CEDS meetings, tentative schedules, and information on contributing and getting your project recognized for US EDA funding.


Tentative Meeting Schedules

All meeting times are 10:30-Noon EST

  • Meeting #2 – Friday, April 16th (virtual)
  • Meeting #3 – Thursday, June 24th (virtual or in-person)
  • Meeting #4 – August 12th (virtual or in-person)
  • Meeting #5 – October 28 (virtual or in-person)



Central U.P. CEDS Committee Meeting #1

The Central UP CEDS Committee met and discussed the first draft of the CEDS. Strategies and action items were refined and new goals were taken under consideration. Some of our hottest topic areas focus on talent attraction and retention, manufacturing, and broadband internet infrastructure and access.

The public review for this document will be available on March 26th.

If you have a project to be included in the CEDS, please contact us.

Download the PowerPoint Presentation from this meeting here.

ceds cover preview draft

This year, we split the CEDS goals into five categories and created a specialized subcommittee for each:

  1. Resilient Regional Economy
  2. Talented Workforce
  3. Modern Infrastructure and Technology
  4. Excellence in Education
  5. Improving Health and Well-Being

We are currently forming these subcommittees and having meetings to refine and redefine goals to meet the region’s needs, taking a fresh look at our initiatives, and creating smart objectives that accomplish concrete results. Additionally, the CEDS will be an online document, one that can be fluid and change with the needs of the region. This information will be readily available upon completion at our information hub (in progress).



Through Mural we are looking for contributions and input in our SWOT (Strength, Weakness, Opportunities, and Threats) Analysis. Our SWOT Analysis will help us to focus on lacking areas and create meaningful goals for the entire central U.P.

Central Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Regional Commission