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Center for Regional Development

The Center for Regional Development (CRD) provides innovative and pragmatic solutions to challenges related to industry, community, and the economy. In its role as an Economic Development Administration (EDA) University Center, CRD partners with businesses and economic development officials in Northwest Ohio to support business attraction and retention projects that leverage private investment and create jobs in our region. CRD also uses innovative sources of data and cutting-edge visualization tools to provide products such as economic impact analysis, demographic analysis, workforce gap analysis, and applied research to a wide range of partners from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Finally, CRD serves as a respected, trusted, and neutral convener of economic development officials in Northwest Ohio through its annual State of the Region Conference and in its role as administrator of Northwest Ohio Regional Economic Development (NORED).   

Over the past 5 years, CRD helped communities

secure

$8.5 Million

in infrastructure grants

leverage

$360
Million

in private sector investments

support/create

1,140
jobs

in Northwest Ohio