Office of Economic Development and Community Partnerships

Developing Opportunities for Communities, Entrepreneurs, and Small Businesses to Thrive is the title of the first Office of Economic Development and Community Partnerships (OEDCP) Impact Report.

Volunteer attorneys work with community members at a previous Expungement Clinic
Volunteer attorneys work with community members at an Expungement Clinic

The report covers the work the OEDCP managed and produced in 2019 to 2021, with projects focused on increasing economic growth and opportunity by bringing new resources to the region, an action that fueled growth in local markets and among local-serving businesses.

Highlights include stories of the impact that programs and anchor initiatives such as HopkinsLocal and BLocal have had on both the community and individuals. The power of innovation is a recurring theme, as details about, and the success of, new resources such as Johns Hopkins HEAT Corps, Entrepreneurship Matters, and the Expungement Clinic are lifted up in the report.

Developing Opportunities for Communities, Entrepreneurs, and Small Businesses to Thrive
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About the Office of Economic Development and Community Partnerships

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The mission of the Johns Hopkins Office of Economic Development and Community Partnerships is to empower individuals, families, entrepreneurs, and businesses to reach peak economic health through state and local investments in employment, education and training, and to address public health, safety, and community revitalization in sustainable and innovative ways.

The Johns Hopkins Office of Economic Development and Community Partnerships vision paves the way for communities in and around the Hopkins enterprise to achieve their greatest potential and attain a better quality of life by increasing access to diverse, equitable, and lucrative opportunities. To do this, we focus on three pillars:

  1. Economic Development. Increasing economic growth and opportunity by bringing new resources into the region, an initiative that fuels growth in local markets and among local-serving businesses.
  2. Economic Inclusion and Impact. Creating equal opportunity for all members of society to participate in the economic life of their community as employers or employees, entrepreneurs, consumers, citizens, homeowners, etc.
  3. Economic Innovation and Strategy. Investing in research and development in education, health and social initiatives, helping clusters of firms collaborate to develop

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