of economic development and community prosperity in Lake County, Ohio

Lake Development Authority accelerates the economic growth of Lake County by providing tailored guidance and resources in the areas of financing, partnership, spaces, transportation, and community.

In short, we help people, businesses,
and municipalities to thrive.

Our Advantages


The Lake County Port Authority was created in February 2007


On average, the cost of living is 10 percent lower in the Cleveland Plus region when compared to the rest of the nation.

no taxes

There are no taxes on corporate or franchise profits, new machinery and equipment, or inventory.


The county boasts 31 miles of coast line containing tourist attractions and festivals, beautiful parks and superb beaches.


Annual shipping on the Lake Erie coming to or originating from Ohio alone is over 40 million tons worth approximately $3.5 billion.


It is Ohio’s smallest county geographically but Ohio’s 11th most populous with a population of over 230,000 people.

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105 Main Street
Suite B501
Painesville, Ohio 44077


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