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.

LCDC Monthly Member Spotlight!

September 2016 Member Spotlight: Martin J. Kuula

The Lake County Development Council is pleased to announce Martin J. Kuula of the FirstEnergy Corp. as our featured member of September 2016!!

Martin is the Sr. Economic Development Executive of FirstEnergy, which is a diversified energy company headquartered in Akron, Ohio. Generation, transmission, distribution of electricity, as well as management and other energy-related services is what FirstEnergy is all about. Martin’s department of economic development allies in Lake County to bring investment and employment opportunities to the region!

Martin believes the LCDC has been vital to the growth of the county and has played an important role as a partner in FirstEnergy’s effort to help those who contribute to that growth!

Join the LCDC and Martin J. Kuula and help our council become known as the primary advocate of the business community in Lake County, identifying issues and providing solutions!

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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