WASHINGTON, D.C. — An organization which supports Portage, Stark, Summit, and Wayne Counties has been awarded new federal resources to create local jobs and spur economic development. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that the Northeast Ohio Four County Regional Planning and Development Organization was awarded $166,395 from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA).
“When we bring together the public and private sectors, it helps to diversify and strengthen our local economies,” Brown said. “These federal resources will develop a comprehensive economic development strategy so we can create new local jobs in Portage, Stark, Summit, and Wayne Counties.”
According to EDA, this grant will bring together public and private sectors in the creation of a comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS) in order to diversify and strengthen the regional economies of the four Northeast Ohio counties.