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.


Willowick selects consultant for lakefront development

Environmental Design Group of Akron has accepted the contract to come up with the design plan for the Willowick Lakefront Connectivity and Downtown Redevelopment plan.
Great "State of the Economy" Update
If you didn't get the chance to enjoy Dr. Ned Hills wonderful presentation last week, thanks to our friends at the mentor Chamber, see the attachment below! We thought our members would appreciate it.
Dr. Ned brought his awesome sense of humor to share some thought provoking statistics and predictions for the year ahead.
Dr. Ned Hill Presentation
Ned Hill_Headwinds_v2_04_23_19.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [14.1 MB]

Jon Ruple elected to serve as Managing Shareholder at Maloney + Novotny

Jon Ruple has been elected to serve as Managing Shareholder at Maloney + Novotny, an accounting and business advisory firm headquartered in Cleveland with offices in Canton, Elyria, Delaware and Columbus.

Go Lake County MiniGrant Recipients Announced!

Schools throughout Lake County are developing innovative ways to connect curriculum to career. AWT is pleased to announce that the #GoLakeCounty committee has awarded grants to three program that help promote manufacturing careers in Lake County schools! Representative Ron Young also recognized these programs with a commendation.

Eastlake Mayor Dennis Morley reflects on city in 2018, plans for new year..

Madison water tower painted as part of transformation into welcome area..

A new coat of white paint covers a portion of the Madison water tower, which is viewed on Dec. 3 looking south on Route 528 toward Interstate 90, near McDonald's. The paint is being applied to the structure in the first phase of a project to turn the tower site into a welcome area for tourists. 

Sixth annual Think Manufacturing Career Expo held at Mentor High School!

"About 600 students from 15 Lake County high schools converged on Mentor High’s gym and Paradigm center for the sixth annual Think Manufacturing Career Expo."

Willoughby Mayor Robert Fiala introduces Courthouse Square project developers Bo Knez of Knez Homes and Bill Martin of Barrington Homes who announced that construction is set to begin on Sept. 4.Kristi Garabrandt - The News-Herald

“The Rice Detention Basin Project will have positive impacts on drainage problems in the Martin-Ohm Ditch watershed in Ward 3,” Ward 3 Councilman Bruce Landeg said. “The proposed basin will fill with water during large storm events that otherwise would back-up into streets and flood low elevation properties.”

Mentor names Kevin Malecek as director of economic development!

The city of Mentor has named Kevin Malecek as its new director of economic development, replacing Ronald M. Traub, who retired last month after 29 years of work for the eastern suburb...

LeBron James' free-agent decision will have wide-ranging impact on region.

KEVIN KLEPS of Crain's Cleveland Business

Lake County commissioners March 29 failed to bring to a vote a resolution appointing Wally Siegel to the port authority board, effectively ending his consideration for the seat.

The resolution considering the retired Perry Township administrator for the position had been tabled for the previous two and a half months.

The seat on the Lake County Ohio Port and Economic Development Authority Board was vacated by Rita McMahon at the end of last October when she moved out of the county.

Shared economic development manager to serve three Lake County cities

By Betsy Scott, The News-Herald

Some small Lake County communities soon could get a leg up in terms of economic development.

The Lake County Ohio Port & Economic Development Authority is hiring an economic development manager to serve Kirtland, Wickliffe and Willowick.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 Fast Track 50

Application Deadline of June 15, 2018

Do you work for a growing company, know an amazing entrepreneur or someone who has been a “game changer” in their industry?

We invite you to submit an application the Fast Track 50, an awards event recognizing the companies and individuals who have shown meaningful
business growth and change in Lake and Geauga counties.

‘Better Flip’ project in Willowick: June start date eyed

Author: Andrew Cass | The News-Herald

Mark Rantala calls it one of the most important undertakings in his nearly five years as executive director of the Lake County Ohio Port and Economic Development Authority.

49,000 manufacturing jobs headed to Northeast Ohio by 2025, Team NEO says

2018 YMCA Dream House in Mentor breaks ground

Retail in Lake County: Many shopping centers faring well in challenging economy


Turner Construction Company!

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