OSU Extension Community Development professionals co-create solutions with communities and neighborhoods by educating and engaging:
- Businesses, organizations, associations, and committees
- Current and emerging community leaders
- Elected and appointed officials
Through these partnerships they apply cutting-edge, science-based knowledge and innovations to improve and enhance local businesses and communities. The national Extension network enables them to share perspectives with residents and leaders regarding local development issues, increase the knowledge base for individual and community decisions, develop skills necessary to help these partners achieve their individual and community goals, and help create a more inclusive decision-making environment.