About CRS

The Center for Regional Strategies is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focusing on planning, developing and implementing economic growth strategies to build sustainable community wealth, especially in underserved areas. Wealth-building strategies focus on core foundational principles of Placemaking, Workforce and Small Business Development and Nonprofit Capacity Building.


Great places grow economic opportunities. They attract jobs, talent and residents which build the community invested in a place where they can thrive and grow.

Workforce and Small Business Development

The paths to individual wealth are in good-paying jobs and growing the revenues of small businesses.

Nonprofit Capacity Building

The trusted community-based organizations who work in economic development are the key partners who work on the ground every day. The organizations need to have a solid, sustainable plan to help implement in the long term. The leadership of this team has the experience to build organizational capacity to best serve communities in economic development