Data and Analytics for Decision-Making


A critical component of any economic or community development project is having access to the most accurate, detailed, and timely data to inform effective decision-making. CRD uses its expertise and capacity in data analytics to partner with communities and businesses to inform decision-making around economic development attraction and retention efforts, workforce development initiatives, and public investments surrounding infrastructure. CRD uses innovative sources of data and cutting-edge visualization tools to provide products such as:

  • Demographic Analysis
  • Economic Data Analysis
  • Workforce Gap Analysis
  • GIS Mapping Projects


Bowling Green Housing Demand Analysis

CRD, in partnership with Bowling Green Economic Development, analyzed housing demand in the City of Bowling Green. While the main focus of the analysis was to help inform developers, the results also showed important information for local elected officials and other area leaders. CRD staff analyzed data from numerous sources and completed a survey of realtors in Bowling Green for the study. The results were compiled in an infographic report to make it a quick and easy-to-understand source of information. View the Bowling Green Housing Demand Analysis.

Housing Study Infographic 

Toledo Region Data Center

CRD created the Toledo Region Data Center for the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce to make important regional data more accessible for businesses, organizations and elected officials. The data center provides economic and workforce information for the Greater Toledo region with data being calculated for the Toledo metropolitan statistical area, which includes Lucas, Wood and Fulton counties. Prior to the the creation of the data center, the chamber received requests from businesses for high-level regional data. Businesses use the data to make decisions about expanding in or relocating to the region. The dashboard provides a one-stop-shop for companies, site selectors, and other decision makers. 

BGSU Story About the Data Center

Toledo Region Data Center RS 

Shumaker Business Development Analytics

CRD used economic and demographic information to provide insight on market and service offering opportunities to Shumaker, a law firm with an office in Toledo. Shumaker was established in Toledo almost 100 years ago and has grown to become an AmLaw Top 200 law firm with seven offices and almost 300 attorneys representing Fortune 500 clients and small to mid-size businesses in a range of business law needs across the country and around the world. Our engagement allowed Shumaker to identify growing business sectors where they had proven strength and allowed them to target existing clients and prospects using a variety of business intelligence tools. This targeted approach cascaded across the organization allowing Shumaker to allocate business development resources more efficiently and effectively.

Shumaker Logo 

CMT Air Service Partnership

CRD partnered with Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc., an engineering consulting firm focused on aviation, to develop resources to make air service data more accessible for industry stakeholders. One of their key projects was the Airport Cooperative Research Program’s (ACRP) Airport Governance Web App, which provides users with a mechanism to query a database containing governance information for more than 3,000 airports and view the results on a map.

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Updated: 04/06/2022 01:47PM