RGP President & CEO Dean Monske describes how more and more companies are leveraging Northwest Ohio’s competitive advantages to thrive and meet the immediate needs of customers.

The Regional Growth Partnership is the lead economic development group serving the Toledo region and 17 counties of Northwest Ohio. As a 100 percent privately led organization, the RGP focuses on meeting the site selection needs of corporate clients in a confidential, innovative and time-sensitive manner. Serving as a true regional and private group, the RGP is not bound by political jurisdictions, allowing us to act in the best interest of businesses each and every time.

Regional Growth Partnership

The RGP offers a full range of traditional business development services, working in conjunction with our partners at the regional and state levels, to most effectively manage the site selection process. These services include:

  • Comprehensive site and facility searches
  • Incentive packaging
  • Project development, planning and expediting
  • Facilitating projects in collaboration with regional and state partners
  • Provide access to Northwest Ohio’s premier venture capital firm

To support these business development efforts, the RGP serves as Northwest Ohio’s regional network partner for JobsOhio, a private, state-created corporation leading Ohio’s job-creation efforts. The RGP partners with JobsOhio to provide project management and administration resources throughout the 17 Northwest Ohio counties.

The RGP’s business development efforts are focused on five cluster industries:


Logistics & Transportation


Food Processing

Advanced Manufacturing

The RGP’s business development efforts also include an international component focused on cultivating the region’s international infrastructure to serve both foreign-owned businesses and companies looking to expand in the global marketplace.

Our Vision:

“The Northwest Ohio region will be a premier location for business and a leader in economic growth.”

Our Mission:

“RGP attracts investment, new business and high quality jobs to the Northwest Ohio region, while working collaboratively with our economic development partners.”