MORPC receives $400K federal grant to update Central Ohio economic development strategy

The U.S. Economic Development Administration awarded a $400,000 grant to the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) “to update the region’s economic development strategy,” The Columbus Dispatch reports. One Columbus and other commission partners will be involved in developing the update, called a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS), according to the article. Dennis Alvord, acting assistant secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, said the CEDS “will lay the groundwork for future investment and job creation to help Central Ohio build resiliency from future economic disruptions.” The CEDS can “unlock important federal tools and funding sources across the region and ensure the region is prepared for transformational economic development opportunities.” For more, read the full article

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