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.

While OSU Extension in Gallia 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


Ohio Development Services Agency Research found at

The Office of Research provides data and analysis on the economic, industrial, demographic, and program trends of the state of Ohio, its businesses, and its people. Through reports, maps, and databases, businesses and individuals can find descriptive data on the economic activities of Ohio as well as the population trends of cities, villages, townships, and counties. The Research Office also acts as the state government liaison to the U.S. Bureau of the Census and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

The Office also produces County Profiles, a geographic compilation of data for all 88 Ohio counties as well as a specific report on Ohio’s Appalachian Region. Other reports available include: Major Employers, Annual Exports, Gross State Product, Private Investment Survey, Industry Reports, and the County and City Population Estimates.

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