Lorain County Growth Parntership
Affiliated County Government Entities
The Economic Development Department works in close partnership with the following divisions of the Lorain County Government.
Lorain County Port Authority
The Lorain County Port Authority promotes economic development by: assisting private industries initiatives, encouraging development and redevelopment, and promoting investment in business, industrial and transportation projects.
Lorain County Stormwater Management District
The Lorain County Stormwater Management District strives to enhance the quality of life in Lorain County by utilizing a watershed approach to meet and maintain the water quality permit requirements of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and responsibly address drainage and floodplain management within available resources.
State and Regional Partnerships
The Economic Development Department works in close partnership with the following state and regionwide economic development organizations.
Team NEO/Jobs Ohio
Lorain County is within the Team NEO district, the regional affiliate of JobsOhio, and collaborates with the Economic Development Department of the Lorain County Community Development Department on leveraging additional resources and incentives to development projects within the county.
Ohio Department of Development (ODoD)
The Economic Development Department works in partnership with ODoD as the coordinator and manager of a variety of different grants, loans, and tax incentive districts throughout the county. ODoD also works to promote Minority Owned Businesses, Entrepreneurship, and investment in Third Frontier technology, Export Assistance, Workforce Development, and is Home to the Ohio Film Office.
Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA)
The Economic Development Department works closely with NOACA on regional planning initiatives, grants, and administrative collaboration regarding transportation and region-wide Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (CEDS).