ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Welcome to the City of North Olmsted's Division of Economic Development. The primary purpose of the Economic Development Division is to significantly enhance the quality of life for city residents by advancing job retention and creation and capital investment within the existing industry base as well as through attraction of new businesses.

Our goal is to serve the business community by providing creative, custom services that they may need to successfully grow or locate their operations in the City of North Olmsted. We are here to help your business succeed.

PRESS RELEASE, January 2, 2014: The City records yet another strong year in construction and economic development. Read more...

Mayor Kevin Kennedy's 2013 Business Meet & Greet, hosted in partnership with the North Olmsted Chamber of Commerce, was held February 28 at the Springvale Gold Course Clubhouse. Our business community gathered to learn about resources and programs, meet local economic development officials and Chamber members, and network with others in the business community. Thanks to our many sponsors (Mayor Kevin Kennedy, North Olmsted Chamber of Commerce, Springvale Golf Course, Mr. Jim Burns, Chick-fil-A North Olmsted, Famous Dave's BBQ, Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon, Geppetto's Pizza, Two Bucks, and Walgreens North Olmsted) the evening was a great success. (Photo: Mayor Kevin Kennedy and Director of Planning and Economic Development Kim Wenger.)


 

Key initiatives of the Economic Development Division include the following:

  • Business retention, expansion and attraction
  • Development of underutilized or vacant properties
  • Managing business incentives resources
  • Infrastructure improvements
  • Entrepreneurial support


LOCATION ADVANTAGES

Major Highways:

I-480 (east-west to Youngstown, Elyria) – three interchanges to I-480

I-80/Ohio Turnpike (east-west to Pittsburgh, Toledo, Detroit)

I-71 (north-south to Cleveland, Columbus)

Air:

Within 10-minute drive of Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport (CLE) and NASA Glenn Research Center

INFORMATION & DATA

Please take the Business Retention and Expansion Survey!

Available Properties

Business & Industry:

North Olmsted City Business Patterns Data

North Olmsted Regional Business Patterns Data|

North Olmsted's Largest Employers

Demographics

Workforce

Retail Industry Overview

Business Incentives

Quality of Life [link soming soon]

ENERGY ASSESSMENTS FOR SMALL BUSINESS

Cleveland, January 25, 2013 — Dominion East Ohio and the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) have teamed up to offer free energy efficiency assessments (up to a $6,000 value) to qualifying Dominion customers who own or lease a nonresidential building.

The program provides nonresidential customers in the Dominion territories, 35 counties across Ohio, including Marietta and Lima, OH, with the resources they need to not only better understand their current energy use, but ultimately decrease it through actionable energy efficiency improvements that can help reduce the costs of utility bills. Learn more...

OHIO INCUMBENT WORKFORCE TRAINING VOUCHER PROGRAM

On December 21, 2012 Governor John Kasick annunced a new and aggressive approach to helping Ohio workers improve their skills while also enhancing the economic competitiveness of Ohio companies. The Ohio Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program provides $20 million for training opportunities designed to enhance worker skills. See more...

Hiring new employees? Upgrading the skills of your workforce?

Employment Connection can help and at no cost! Employment Connection, northeast Ohio's premier workforce organization, is a collaboration between the City of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County that helps local businesses stay competitive! To learn how Employment Connection can be your competitive advantage, contact Don Graves, Business Service Consultant with Employment Connection, at (216) 664-3017 or by email at don.graves@ula-ohio.org