The Ohio BR&E Program provides the resources, training, and tools to develop the capacity of the community to better understand its economy.
In addition to enhanced community capacity to address critical community issues, other outcomes of such community engagement include a streamlined BR&E process that enables local leaders to focus on planning, action and results; a database of local information; and a more robust local economy. Nearly nine out of ten members have rated the program as 'HIGH VALUE.'
Communities that actively implement an on-going BR&E program focusing on the retention and expansion of local businesses will:
- Improve the business climate of the community
- Help to make local businesses remain competitive
- Increase employment
- Stabilize the local economy