For 50 years, Community Development Corporations (CDCs) in Ohio have empowered communities to take local action to generate economic opportunities and improve the quality of life in underserved neighborhoods. These non-profits provide a wide range of initiatives that have revitalized and stabilized disadvantaged communities throughout the state.

The Ohio CDC Association is a statewide membership organization of Community Development Corporations that engages in capacity-building, advocacy and public policy development that fosters socially and economically healthy communities. OCDCA’s vision is the creation of a community development environment that comprehensively improves life opportunities for all residents.

OCDCA was organized in 1983-1984 through a grant made by the George Gund Foundation through the National Congress on Community Economic Development (NCCED), the national trade association for CDCs. NCCED started four state associations in the early 1980’s, Ohio’s among them.

This site is a collection of news items relevant to the community development industry in Ohio, published by the Ohio CDC Association.