Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy for Southwest Michigan

The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is a five-year strategy that guides regional coordination with regards to economic development. The SWMPC, along with the CEDS Committee that is made up of local units of government, private sector, labor groups, and nonprofits, produces a CEDS at least once every five years with a yearly update on off years.  What makes the CEDS unique is looking well beyond traditional economic development and homing in on the real needs of the community in terms of quality of place, diversity, equity and inclusion, infrastructure, and business support. 

The 2022 CEDS refresh focuses on all the above through engagement of experts on the CEDS Committee and extensive public engagement. For the first time, SWMPC staff will be heading to the classrooms of high schools across the region to better understand what the youth enjoy and where to focus improvements in the region for future generations. 

Southwest Michigan Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) 2022

CEDS Annual Report 2021

CEDS Annual Report 2020

Southwest Michigan Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) 2018-2022

 Economic Recovery and Resiliency Plan