Kaysinger is designated as an Economic Development District (EDD) by the Economic Development Administration (EDA) and has been for over forty years. The organization continues to meet the requirements set forth by EDA to maintain the EDD status. This helps to coordinate the economic development activities in the region and makes cities and counties eligible to receive EDA grant and loan funds. Staff aids local governments, development corporations, chambers of commerce, businesses, and individuals in the implementation of the CEDS. This program also helps to support applications for Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) and works closely with USDA in various other economic development projects. These grants support business expansion, sewer water, industrial parks, and for potential direct loans to business for the purchase of land, buildings, and equipment.
The vision of this plan and the Kaysinger Basin Regional Planning Commission is to enhance the quality of life of residents in the region by creating wealth and opportunity. Kaysinger will assist each member city and county to foster change and improve the community and economic development of the region, while striving to ensure greater quality of the environment and cultural resources within the region.