Vision Statement:
Be the premier model for regional economic development

Mission Statement:

  • To Serve
  • To Lead
  • To Innovate
  • To Nurture
  • To Grow

Vision for the Corridor: Dating back to 2006, the Concord Township Board of Trustees commissioned a Committee to study the Concord Business Corridor and the best use of land for this area, and to structure development that would be desirable for the Township's residents and appealing to visitors. It was a vision for the next 100 years. As part of this vision for the Corridor the Committee recommended a Town Center at the corner of Auburn Road and Capital Parkway. This Town Center development would be a mixed use concept including various types of retail, businesses offices, restaurants and eventually, residential. Intermixed in this would be green space for community gathering. While this remains in the conceptual mode at present, we are very hopeful that developers will realize this area's development potential and seize upon the opportunity.

Economic development map for JEDD

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Restaurant photo

Greenway corridor photo

Demographics: The 12-minute drive time population, is 69,865. More details here.

Value of the Corridor: We often refer to this growing business area as simply the Corridor. It straddles State Route 44 and is defined by the two main roads along SR 44: Auburn Road and Crile Road. The best way to describe its value to those considering locating a business to the Corridor are the values of:

Location: The Corridor is within a few hundred yards of Interstate 90 and the SR 44 Intersection. In addition, the location is enhanced by the recently established medical centers of Lake Health's TriPoint Medical Center and University Hospital Concord Health Center. These medical institutions have made this Corridor a healthcare Corridor with the private offices of doctors and other related medical specialties. These medical facilities bring over 1,300 employees to the Corridor daily as well as visitors and patients. In retail, the axiom is "retail follows rooftops." This location has 14,223 people living within a two mile radius and 79,793 within five miles.

Lifestyle: Concord Township has long been recognized for its grasp on its past as a semi-rural community. While today only a portion of the community can truly lay claim to this, the characteristics of such a lifestyle are held onto by the Township. Assisting in this is the valuable access to the Lake Metroparks, which account for approximately 15% of the Township's land, and offers excellent areas for hiking, biking or picnicking. This is coupled with a variety of housing styles from apartments to group or stand-alone condominiums, to single-family homes and golf course communities. Also, through both Concord Township recreation programs and private groups, various sports and recreational activities are available for all age groups. Concord also boasts a ski slope and airport. But it is not just Concord which makes the lifestyle so rich. It is enhanced by the various amenities made available throughout Northeast Ohio.

Linkages: The Corridor is the transportation link for the tri-county area of Ashtabula, Geauga with Lake County. It has become the recognized new hub for the area. This will evolve into both a commercial, industrial and retail hub.

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Concord-Painesville JEDD receives "Regionalism & Cross Border Collaboration" by TEAM NEO, Northeast Ohio 16 county economic development agency on June 30, 2011 in Akron.

JEDD award group photo

Left to right: Jack Nettis, Jr., former Administrator, Rita McMahon, former JEDD Board Member and Painesville City Manager, Joseph Hada, Jr., former President of Council, City of Painesville, and Christopher A. Galloway, Trustee, Concord Township, JEDD Board of Directors.

 

Concord-Painesville JEDD
7229 Ravenna Road
Concord Township, OH 44077
Phone: 440.354.7500