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 analyses, demographic analyses, workforce gap analyses, 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.

Over the past 5 years, CRD helped communities


$8.5 Million

in infrastructure grants



in private sector investments



in Northwest Ohio

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