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.

Lake County Development Council’s
2017 Membership Campaign

Power Through Collaboration - LCDC's Partners1. New rates for 2017 (simplified to 3 options for you):

  • $65 – all individuals (including retirees, city officials, Gov reps)
  • $135 – nonprofits and small/mid companies (under 100 employees)
  • $300 – larger companies with 100+ employees

2. Benefits of Membership for 2017

  • Support an important non-profit that impacts Lake County’s economic vitality
  • Your support helps LCDC nurture grass roots objectives that stimulate growth, further big picture business initiatives, and assist other non-profits prosper
  • Enjoy a discounted rate for our popular luncheon series – bringing you the top “agents of impact” from Northeast Ohio (members pay $20 for luncheons, non-members pay $25)
  • Listing, with logo, in Membership Directory
  • eNewsletters (all 310 contacts in MailChimp will receive thru Dec 2016, then only Members)
  • NEW for 2017 – invites to quarterly member only FREE intimate “value added” morning small business resource breakfast sessions (first come first serve for 15, coffee and danish)
  • New sponsorship, marketing opportunities (see below)

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3. New optional annual marketing & support opportunities:

  • Platinum Sponsor (only 7 offered) $1500
    i. Platinum sponsorship for Legislative Breakfast and Economic Forum
    ii. Logo on website landing Homepage, preferred listing on L.B. & E.F. event pages
    iii. Two free attendees to both L.B. and E.F.
    iv. Sponsor for all 2017 luncheons with live mention
    v. Two free lunch passes to all monthly luncheons (excludes Leg Breakfast & Econ Forum)
    vi. Logo on monthly newsletters
    vii. Full benefits of normal membership
  • Gold Sponsor (only 15 offered) $750
    i. Sponsor for all 2017 luncheons with live mention
    ii. One free lunch pass to all monthly luncheons (excludes Leg Breakfast & Econ Forum)
    iii. Logo on monthly newsletters
    iv. Logo on website Events landing page
    v. Full benefits of normal membership

To secure a Platinum or Gold sponsorship, use the online option that follows, or for more information contact LCDC Executive Director Kirk Stonebrook. 

  • 2017 LCDC Platinum Member Sponsor ($1500)
  • 2017 LCDC Gold Member Sponsor ($750)

January 2017 Luncheon

  Registration is now closed.   The first 2017 Luncheon will be held on Friday, January 13th! Time: 11:30 networking / 12:00 lunch Location: Sol – 38257 Glenn Ave. Willoughby, OH 44094 Price: $20 for members / $25 for nonmembers Speakers: Read More



The Lake County Development Council would like to congratulate tda architecture’s managing partner, Bob Fiala, as our December member of the month! tda provides planning, architecture, interior design, engineering and landscape design services throughout the continental United States, Mexico, and Latin America! They have been based out of Lake County since their founding, and are committed to growing their presence in the community as well as advocating for the County’s continued growth! We would like to thank Bob for all of this hard work in Lake County and continuing to exert a positive impact on the businesses


Friday, December 9, 2016 Membership Luncheon

We will present an interesting, and long in the works economic survey from a B R & E study of Agriculture in Lake County; facilitated by your Lake County Soil & Conservation District and the Lake Co Development Council. Also enjoy a lively Q & A with our panel of experts from our three awesome agricultural sectors: farming/produce, wineries, and nurseries/landscaping.


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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