The Colonia Expansion Initiative is an organization that promotes the colonization of the Colonia Region and helps citizens of the Core Systems emigrate there. Ever since Jaques Station arrived in Eol Prou RS-T d3-94, now known as Colonia, in June 3302, thousands of galactic citizens have migrated to the system in search of a new way of life.
The migration movement is the result of plans set in motion by the Colonia Council. It has resulted in a number of new outposts in the Colonia Region, as well as a chain of outposts connecting the burgeoning community with the Core Systems.
Player-faction bases established in the Colonia Region through the CEI initially lacked shipyard facilities, which meant that no ships could be purchased, sold, or transferred at those bases. On June 18, 2018, Frontier Developments added shipyards to them in response to player feedback at Lavecon 2018.