Center for Regional Development

The Center for Regional Development (CRD) partners with and convenes stakeholders from communities and organizations to enhance the economic vitality of Northwest Ohio. As an Economic Development Administration (EDA) University Center and a member of the State of Ohio Rural University Program, we are committed to sharing our economic and community development expertise and resources to help create a sustainable, inclusive, and resilient economy in our region.

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CRD Hires Two New Staff Members

The Center for Regional Development (CRD) at Bowling Green State University (BGSU) is excited to announce the hiring of two new staff members.
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CRD Announces New Communities for Reimagining Rural Regions Program

After a competitive application process and site visits, the CRD at BGSU selected the following Ohio communities for the second cohort of the R3 program: Village of PauldingCity of Bowling Green, and City of Mansfield.
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CRD Partners with USDA to Expand Rural Placemaking Initiative

BGSU’s placemaking program, the Reimagining Rural Regions Initiative (R3), is expanding thanks to a new partnership with the USDA. BGSU was one of 13 organizations nationally that received an award though the USDA’s Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge (RPIC).
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Updated: 03/07/2023 10:10AM