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Master's Culminating Experience

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In 1992, a business expansion and retention survey was conducted in Clay Township, Ohio. This survey asked business owners about factors that might impact their firms in the future and about the needs of the business community.

This study analyzes the survey findings and presents recommendations to lay the foundation for future economic development in the Township.

Specific development goals should include:

1) Improving cooperation between local businesses and the Township government. 2) Committing of the Township to an economic development plan. 3) Helping firms improve their competitiveness by helping them use local, State and Federal programs.