Advancing Employment and Income Opportunities

Our OSU Extension, Franklin County Community Development team is a leader in community development education and an un-biased partner in building and implementing strategies to achieve community and organizational goals. This branch of OSU Extension, Franklin County enhances the well-being of communities and neighborhoods through interactive and collaborative partnerships with local businesses and organizations, community leaders, and elected 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.

The OSU Extension, Franklin County Community Development Program has a seperate office space located at 99 E. 9th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43201. To reach the OSU Extension, Franklin County Community Development Program by phone, please call 614-297-3861 or The OSU Extension, Franklin County Office for the Community Development Program area extension at 614-866-6900 extension 236.


Extension has been helping all Ohioans build better lives, better businesses and better communities since 1914.