Department of Planning and Development

2021 Toledo Region Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy


The Lucas County Department of Planning and Development provides services that are targeted to provide services to employers as well as to job seekers. The Agency coordinates facilitates, and documents the activities of the one-stop system: a partnership of government, non-profit, and private sector workforce and economic development organizations.

Agency staff work in cooperation with these service providers to help job-seekers find quality employment, employed workers find better jobs, and businesses to find skilled and job-ready employees. The Agency serves the universal customer: all job-seekers, from entry-level to executive level, and small businesses to major corporations.

The Lucas County Workforce Development Board is the executive decision-making body that helps guide the activities of the Department. The Workforce Development Board is comprised of leaders from business, economic development, education, labor, and other community-based organizations.

Mission and Vision Statement

Mission Statement

We will deliver innovative workforce solutions to businesses and job seekers to accelerate regional economic growth and individual prosperity.

Vision Statement

Our region will have economic prosperity through a diverse, trained, career-ready workforce that addresses the current and future needs of individuals and businesses.

Community Housing Impact and Preservation (CHIP) Program

The Lucas County Department of Planning and Development works with the Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP) on home repair and rehabilitation projects.  A grant funded program, the GLCAP Home Repair initiative provides home repair assistance for certain types of extensive repairs.  More information about the CHIP program is available online or you can also use the online form to submit an application.
Additional information is about the CHIP Program is available online or through the documents below.
CHIP Lucas County Program Information (PDF)
CHIP Program Application (PDF)
Your Rights as a Tenant or Landlord (PDF)
Ohio Fair Housing Information (PDF)

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