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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Our Region


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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CRD Awarded 5-Year EDA University Center Grant

CRD was chosen to continue serving as a U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) University Center for the next five years, along with its partners at the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service at Ohio University.
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Toledo Region CEDS Finalized

CRD received funding from the EDA to update a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for a group of three counties in northwest Ohio: Lucas, Wood, and Ottawa. A CEDS is a strategy-driven plan for regional economic development that is the result of a regionally-owned planning process.
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Updated: 11/17/2021 01:00PM