Lorain County Growth Parntership

The Lorain County Growth Partnership (LCGP), developed by the Lorain County Board of Commissioners, works with Lorain County organizations and businesses to compete more effectively in a regional marketplace. The ED team of Community Development works closely with the LCGP and its member organizations that include: 

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).