Bowling Green Economic Development (BGED) enriches the community through service, creativity and collaboration.


Bowling Green Economic Development strives to be a recognized leader in creating economic benefits and improved quality of life for the city of Bowling Green and surrounding areas.


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BGED strives to engage in and support open, honest, positive, and productive communications.

Images of a light bulbCollaboration

BGED co-labors with its stakeholders and continually develops new relationships to enhance economic opportunities.

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BGED employees will creatively find solutions.

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Community First

BGED supports a community first philosophy, where duties are carried out with dignity and respect.

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BGED is ready to tackle challenges with excitement and diligence.

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BGED strives to achieve high quality standards in all activities.


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Sustained Economic Growth

BGED attracts, retains and facilitates the expansion of industry and services.

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Improve Quality of Life

BGED leads community development efforts that enhance the quality of life in the City of Bowling Green.

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Encourage Innovation and Entrepreneurship

BGED is the Northwest Ohio hub for innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship.

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Develop Meaningful Partnerships

BGED collaborates with multiple stakeholders to develop meaningful partnerships.