Economic Development

Econ Dev Building

At the core of the mission of CRD is assisting communities and businesses in economic development projects that enhance the economic vitality and quality of life in Northwest Ohio. CRD, supported by its University Center partners at Ohio University and the Economic Development Administration (EDA), collaborate with economic development offices, regional planning organizations, and businesses to provide technical assistance including project financing assistance, data and analytics, and economic impact analysis in support of local, regional, and state economic development attraction and retention projects. Over the past 5 years, CRD has assisted communities secure approximately $8.5 million in local, state, and federal infrastructure grants that have created 1,140 jobs and leveraged approximately $360 million in private sector investment in Northwest Ohio. Please contact CRD for more information on how we can partner with your community on economic development projects.