MORPC offers a variety of regional development resources to be used by local governments, community members, and businesses throughout central Ohio. Here you can find information related to land use planning and sustainable development practices, as well statistics and data about central Ohio’s people, places, and economy. Regional Development also includes tools to engage you in efforts regarding the way our region is growing.
State of the Region
The 2012 State of the Region report shows how we are globally connected, as well as a snapshot of current economic conditions. This is also the benchmark year for reporting on the outcomes proposed in the 2012-2035 Metropolitan Transportation Plan.
DataPort: Maps & Data
The MORPC DataPort is a one-stop shop for accessing regional information developed by MORPC about planning, demographics, land use, economic development, transportation, maps, contact lists, and GIS data in Central Ohio. The MORPC DataPort is also a portal to other federal, state, and locally developed information sets that may be more appropriate for your data or research needs. Here are links to some of the pages most applicable to regional development:
This webpage serves as a clearinghouse for reports and other resources related to lifelong communities and sustainable growth.
Better Planning Workshops
As a part of MORPC’s mission to be the regional voice and catalyst for sustainability and economic prosperity, we are happy to offer public and professional educational opportunities to equip citizens, planners, engineers, officials and other policymakers with appropriate tools and information to help build a better region.
Regional News & Views Blog
Regional News & Views focuses on examples of and approaches to regionalism, collaboration and shared services in central Ohio and around the country. Featuring content written by Officers and Directors from the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC), Regional News & Views aims to generate discussions on the topic of regionalism, and ultimately affect behaviors and actions that may help realize the goal of regional collaboration and prosperity.
Information-sharing among local governments is crucial to the success of any planning or development initiative. In addition to the informal contact made by local planners and developers at meetings and events, there are a number of formally-organized groups that meet on a regular basis to discuss issues and developments affecting a particular area.