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.

Our Region



CRD Awarded CARES Act Funding to Support Recovery Efforts

CRD received a $300,000 CARES Act grant to support economic and workforce development recovery strategies across a 27-county region in Northwest Ohio. Learn more


CRD is Growing

Increased federal funding and state support have allowed CRD to increase its capacity and expand its reach across the region. CRD promoted one staff member, filled a new budget and operations position, and is in the process of hiring an economic recovery program coordinator. Learn more


Creating Stronger Pathways to Infant Vitality

CRD is proud to announce our partnership with the Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio (HCNO) and ProMedica to implement a research study aimed at helping our partners address infant mortality. Learn more

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