WHat is a ceds?
The Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency (KIPDA) is a designated Economic Development District (EDD) through the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA). As the region’s Area Development District (ADD), KIPDA is required to develop a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) that identifies regional priorities and economic and community development strategies.
KIPDA provides regional planning, review and technical services in the areas of community/economic development, social services and transportation as well as community ride-sharing programs for a nine county area centered around Metro Louisville; including Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, and Trimble counties in Kentucky and Clark and Floyd counties in Indiana. KIPDA also coordinates various services for persons 60 years of age and over. The agency is designated by the Kentucky State Clearinghouse as the regional review agency for virtually all applications for federal and or state funds made by organizations or governments within the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
This plan follows the new guidelines released by the U.S. Economic Development Administration in February 2015. The CEDS strategies were developed in coordinated effort between local government officials, community representatives, and each KIPDA department.
The following required four sections form the basis of the KIPDA Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (1) :