Regional Economic Development Planning

MVRPC is leading regional economic development planning efforts in partnership with the Dayton Development Coalition and the U.S. Economic Development Administration.

In 2021, MVRPC and DDC launched a process to update the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy for the Dayton Region.  Titled the Dayton Region Economic Development Strategy, the CEDS is a strategy-driven plan to strengthen, diversify and build resiliency for our regional economy.

A current and EDA-compliant CEDS is necessary because it is a pre-requisite for many critical funding and technical assistance opportunities available through the Department of Commerce for government, higher-education, non-profit and economic development organizations to accomplish the goals set out in this plan. The adoption of the Dayton Region Economic Development Strategy establishes an agreed upon set of strategic priorities, goals and objectives, along with an evaluation framework, that will guide regional economic development efforts through 2026 and beyond.

MVRPC serves as liaison to the EDA to assist eligible local governments and other public organizations to apply for and secure funding for projects critical for economic development across the region.

For more information, please contact Elizabeth Baxter, Manager of Disaster Recovery and Regional Economic Development Planning by email at