OSU Extension CFAES

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Community Development

Advancing Employment and Income Opportunities

OSU Extension is a leader in community development education and an unbiased partner as strategies are implemented to achieve community and organizational goals. Our Community Development professionals enhance the well-being of communities and neighborhoods via interactive and collaborative partnerships with local businesses and organizations, community leaders and local officials. 

OSU Extension applies cutting-edge research, knowledge and innovations to improve local businesses and the communities they serve. Our economic, small business and job development programs are tailored to local community needs in every county, whether metropolitan, rural or a combination.

For information about specific programs and services, please see the list on the left below the "Community Development" header, or contact OSU Extension, Franklin County Community Development Program Director Susan Colbert. 

Click here to learn more about all OSU Extension Community Development programs across Ohio.