Lake County Development Council

The mission of the Lake County Development Council is to raise awareness of economic issues and initiate a process to address problems and opportunities impacting Lake County business conditions.

October 18: Annual Economic Forum Breakfast

We invite you to our annual Economic Forum Breakfast at Lamalfa. Dr. Ted Jones, Chief Economist of Steward Title speaking.


Friday, September 9, 2016 Membership Luncheon

Special guest presenter Bill Koehler and Team NEO will share updates on exciting developments in N.E. Ohio and how they may impact you and your business.


Sponsorship Appeal for 2016 Economic Forum

We would like to offer you the opportunity to be a sponsor for the Lake County Development Council Economic Forum – the major fall event in Lake County. The 2016 LCDC Economic Forum promises to be timely, interesting and thought-provoking with the theme: Local and National Economic Trends for 2017 and How the Presidential Election’s Outcome Might Affect Us.


July/August 2015 Newsletter

Save The Date; Lake County Property Taxes 2014; Community Rankings 2015; The Top 0.01 Percent; Price Tag of Urban Sprawl; Home Vacancy Rates Among Selected Metro Areas, 2012; House Sizes Get Bigger for Fifth Straight Year…

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The News-Herald on the Lake County Annual Legislative Breakfast

Thanks to The News-Herald for covering the 19th Annual Legislative Breakfast featuring U.S. Rep. Dave Joyce, state Sen. Nina Turner, state Sen. John Eklund, state Rep. Ron Young, state Rep. John Rogers, and Lake County Commissioner Dan Troy.


Results of the Lake County Nursery Industry Survey

From the Summary
Total Lake County Nursery Industry (LCNI) employment is estimated at 1327 jobs, a payroll of over $30 million and total annual estimated sales of $87.5 million. The average LCNI firm has sales of $605,000 of container grown crops and $488,000 of field grown crops. The typical firm has been in business almost 35 years, is headed by an owner over 50 years of age, and employs about 2 family members, 11 permanent full time employees and about 23 seasonal employees.


Manufacturing Data White Paper

Manufacturing is alive, well and prospering in Lake County. Browse our white paper for recent stats on manufacturing.

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  • Take the Survey: Lake County's Economy and the Role of LCDC

    LCDC Survey May 2016We need your input. Please take a moment to answer these quick 9 questions. Your feedback will lay the groundwork for this organizations direction. We would like it completed by this Friday May 20, but why wait?

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  • Success in the New Economy

    In case we missed you at our April 8th Association Luncheon, here is a thought-provoking video that was the heart of our discussion as your lake County Development Council what will best impact our local economies future:
  • Upcoming Events

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    Upcoming Events

    See the Lake County Development Council's calendar to learn more about our upcoming events.



  • Economic Development Opportunities

    Economic development opportunities available in Mentor, Painesville, Willoughby, Eastlake Wickliffe, Madison, Perry and other Lake County, Ohio communities. Visit The Lake County Ohio Port and Economic Development Authority.