Advancing Employment and Income Opportunities

OSU Extension is a leader in community development education and an unbiased partner as strategies are implemented to achieve community and organizational goals.

Our community development professionals enhance the well-being of communities and neighborhoods via interactive and collaborative partnerships with local businesses and organizations, community leaders and local officials.

OSU Extension applies cutting-edge research, knowledge and innovations to improve local businesses and the communities they serve. Our economic, small business and job development programs are tailored to local community needs in every county, whether metropolitan, rural or a combination.

You can also learn more about all OSU Extension community development programs at

Hancock County is a great place to live, work and raise a family. In fact, the community is a 4-time winner of America's Promise 100 Best Communities for Young People Award! Here is a link to Hancock County's Profile as prepared by the Office of Policy, Research and Strategic Planning.

While OSU Extension in Hancock County does not have local community development program staff who offer county-level services, you can learn more about all OSU Extension community development programs at

Extension has been helping all Ohioans build better lives, better businesses and better communities since 1914.