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Economic Development

As communities adapt to disruptions in how we live, work, and play, our market-driven economic development services can help balance the needs of private development, economic growth, vibrancy, and innovation by creating a comprehensive strategy for the future.

Meet the Team


Meet the Team

Ohio Economic Development Strategies

Environmental Design Group has been successful in guiding communities across Ohio in supporting the development of their visions for the future. From strategizing the revitalization of struggling retail corridors to creating town centers that define communities, our team of economic development specialists and planners knows how to interpret granular market data, cultivated from spreadsheets, to produce transformative construction projects.


We can help you take ownership of your future by unlocking the possibilities of advancement through in-depth and thoughtful economic analysis. Regardless of whether your community is experiencing unmitigated growth, or you aren’t quite sure where to begin the process, we can tailor a development strategy unique to your individual needs.

Economic Development Services

  • Market analysis
  • Financial resource planning
  • Grant writing
  • Strategic planning
  • Tourism
  • Levy support
  • Staff augmentation
  • Land use fit planning
  • Feasibility studies
  • Business attraction/retention/expansion
  • Investor attraction/sourcing
  • Developer attraction
  • Public relations
  • Fundraising
  • Wayfinding/signage
  • Identity/history/reputation
  • Marketing
Meet the Team


Meet the Team

Market Analysis and Assessments

We’re passionate about equipping communities and developers with the critical insights necessary for strategic decision-making. Through rigorous market analysis and assessments of your unique strengths and opportunities, we dive into market trends, competitive advantages, and untapped potential to ensure that your projects are positioned for success, driving sustainable economic growth and development.

Financial Resource Planning for Economic Growth and Development

Securing funding can be a complex process. Our team specializes in identifying and securing competitive grants, public-private partnerships, and investment opportunities to help you access the funding needed to turn your project ideas into reality.


Financial resource planning services include, but are not limited to:

  • Grant writing
  • Private investments
  • Public-private partnerships
  • Other financing mechanisms

Investor Attraction and Stakeholder Engagement

Moving your vision from plan to reality is only possible with the support of local stakeholders and the public. With a combination of creative and technical expertise, we conduct thorough public engagement and inclusive planning processes to help garner support and enthusiasm to move your vision forward. Our stakeholder engagement consulting is essential for creating spaces that attract investment, enhance community engagement, and foster economic vitality.

Tailored Economic Development Services

Every community has its own set of circumstances and aspirations. That's why our economic development services are fully customizable to meet your specific requirements. Whether you're looking to attract investment, revitalize neighborhoods, or enhance infrastructure, we offer tailored concept development to fuel your community's economic growth and prosperity.

Unlocking Potential Through Economic Development Strategy

Economic development is not just about the present; it's about shaping the future. Our team collaborates with you to develop forward-thinking strategies that position your community for sustained success. By leveraging our expertise, we help you unlock your community's full potential, driving prosperity for generations to come.

Leverage GIS for Community & Economic Growth

Our GIS solutions address complex spatial challenges, enabling strategic planning, site selection, and market analysis. From analytics to asset management, we deliver comprehensive GIS mapping services, offering a strategic advantage in fostering sustainable community growth and economic vitality.


GIS services include, but are not limited to:

  • Site identification
  • Business analysis
  • Void analysis
  • Geolocation
  • Asset management

Economic Development Marketing Services

Our EDG Creative team specializes in economic development marketing that blends creativity with strategic insight to spotlight and spur community growth. From campaign development to immersive media content, we ensure your economic initiatives resonate. Our services are engineered to attract investment and engage stakeholders, turning your economic aspirations into achievements.


EDG Creative services include, but are not limited to:
  • Campaign development
  • Digital and print media content
  • Website
  • Creative messaging
  • Branding
  • Photography/videography/drone
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Project communications/promotion

Fueling Economic Growth

Economic development isn't just about numbers—it's about people and potential. That's why our economic development services go beyond spreadsheets, fostering meaningful connections and sustainable progress. Whether you're charting a course for unprecedented growth or seeking guidance on where to begin, our team is committed to crafting a customized economic development plan tailored to your unique needs.


Partner with us to chart a course for economic growth and development that empowers your community to thrive. With our comprehensive suite of economic development services and expertise, the possibilities are limitless. Contact us today. Together, let's shape a brighter future for Ohio.

Market Analysis & Assessments

Concept Development

Financial Resource Planning