We offer a single point of access to connect the businesses we serve to the programs and incentives offered by municipal, county, and state governments.
We facilitate the development process in a way that ensures these businesses have the necessary tools to successfully enhance their operations. Lake Development Authority functions as the economic development arm of the Lake County Commissioners’ office. Working closely with our municipal partners, we tailor our approach to the specific needs of each municipality by using our extensive network and capabilities to offer a single point of access. We put resources into the hands of our partners and ensure their success in attracting and retaining quality businesses.

Our Partners


is a private nonprofit corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention and expansion. They can provide incentives and other support for companies looking to move to Ohio or continue to grow and expand here. Customized Site Selection Services, State-Level Incentive Packages and Talent Acquisition Services are just some of the ways they can help your company grow.
is a business and economic development organization focused on accelerating economic growth and job creation throughout the 18 counties of Northeast Ohio. With a variety of resources and an experienced staff specializing in a variety of businesses, Team NEO is a valuable partner when deciding to grow and expand your business in Northeast Ohio.

Although each of the three chambers of commerce in Lake County functions autonomously, we all share some important common goals:

  • Offer solid networking and business-boosting opportunities for members
  • Be a strong business advocate — work to improve the business climate
  • Be a valuable business resource for members
  • Save member organizations money
The Eastern Lake County Chamber is a membership organization representing about 700 businesses in the Lake County, Ohio communities of villages of Fairport Harbor, Grand River, Madison, Perry and North Perry, as well as Madison Township, Painesville Township, Perry Township, Concord Township, Leroy Township and the City of Painesville.
The Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce represents approximately 700 businesses that are active in the Mentor area, even though several are based outside of Mentor.
In early 2013 the Willoughby Area Chamber of Commerce and Western Lake County Area Chamber of Commerce joined together to merge into one chamber. The newly united Chamber represents the cities of Eastlake, Kirtland, Wickliffe, Willoughby, Willoughby Hills, Willowick and the villages of Lakeline and Timberlake.
YBI helps accelerate emerging businesses by providing an array of invaluable services. YBI assists with commercialization process, provides counseling on marketing strategies, helps to identify funding resources, facilitates networking opportunities, provides access to physical infrastructure, and works to seek out collaborative opportunities.
The Innovation Fund is a regional fund focused on supporting technology- based entrepreneurial endeavors and emerging technology-based businesses. The Innovation Fund fulfills its mission of promoting education and economic development by providing modest awards (up to $100,000) to promising technology-based start-ups located or willing to locate within the 21 counties of Northeast Ohio.
For over 30 years, Manufacturing Works has provided manufacturers in Northeast Ohio what they need to grow and prosper. MFG Works do this, in part, by providing the guidance and knowledge that help manufacturers understand the fast-changing trends in technology, talent, and organizational leadership.
BioEnterprise is a business formation, recruitment, and acceleration initiative designed to grow healthcare companies and commercialize bioscience technologies. Companies include emerging medical device, biotechnology, and healthcare services firms. The resources and networks of the BioEnterprise partners are directed to help those companies achieve greater levels of business success.
The Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network (MAGNET) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping manufacturers compete in the market and grow. MAGNET’s own leadership is made up of directors representing the diversity of the region’s manufacturing base. MAGNET provides consulting services to help companies become more efficient and identify new product development and growth strategies.
JumpStart works with high-potential, technology-based startups to help them develop their products and move them into the market. Companies are paired with successful entrepreneurs who help them get access to resource and adopt procedures that will make it possible for them to be successful. JumpStart uses its resources to strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Northeast Ohio.
A OhioMeansJobs Center is a collaborative partnership that brings resources together in one place. Here, employers and job-seekers may take advantage of multiple employment-related services available to them. The mission of OhioMeansJobs Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana is “to offer coordinated workforce development and direct customer service to employers and job seekers – at one accessible location – to promote ongoing regional economic development through effective partnerships.”
The Greater Cleveland Partnership is a membership association of Northeast Ohio companies and organizations and one of the largest metropolitan chambers of commerce in the nation. Comprised of over 14,000 members, GCP focuses on economic and business development, physical and infrastructure development, minority business development, and advocacy. GCP also include the Council of Smaller Enterprises, a small business resource that provides cost-effective group- purchasing programs, advocacy, and resources focused on helping companies grow
Leadership Lake County is a private educational non-profit (501c3), established in 1986. It provides highly interactive leadership development programs in community-based settings. Participants range from established professionals to front line employees and early career professionals to high school and middle school students Leadership Lake County’s goal is to develop and engage existing and future leaders in pursuit of civic and economic excellence in Lake County and its surrounding communities.

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