Ohio BR&E Program goes to Purdue
Extension CD faculty took the Ohio BR&E Program on the road to Indiana, delivering a two-day train-the-trainer program at Purdue University on January 22-23.
2014 Community Development Awards
As Extension celebrates 100 years, CD announces 2014 award recipients...
National eXtension Food Security Conference Summary
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  1. Research informs organizational sustainability

    Mar 18 2015 - 4:26pm

    Why are some organizations able to thrive and grow while others are in a seemingly constant struggle to survive? One reason is an intentional focus on sustainability. Last year OSU Extension Community Development professionals focused efforts on COSI, an organization dedicated to fun, hands-on science exploration since 1964. Of particular interest was the science museum visitors’ “willingness-to-pay” for the products and services offered by the 50-year-old organization.
  2. Ohio BR&E Program goes to Purdue

    Feb 11 2015 - 12:40pm

    Each of us plays a variety of roles in the local economy. We are both producers and consumers, and the relationships are many and ever-changing. Understanding our local and regional economies can be challenging, but a Business Retention & Expansion (BR&E) program can help. Since its inception at OSU in the mid-80's, the Ohio BR&E program has spread throughout the U.S. and the world as a core economic development strategy. Program curriculum has been delivered or shared as far away as Guam, Macedonia and Ukraine; and most recently in New York, South Dakota and Florida.
  3. 2014 CD Highlights

    Feb 4 2015 - 5:39pm

    Extension's Community Development programs aim to engage people in strengthening their organizations, communities and ultimately social, economic, civic and environmental conditions to improve the quality of life in Ohio.