JEDD members join a community network that is building business

A stronger community. A vibrant healthcare and business corridor. A community that gives residents, visitors and businesses a destination to live, work and play. This is the vision of the Concord-Painesville JEDD-creating partnerships that make our community vital and capitalize on the attractive land, ideal location, and growing population in the area.

“JEDD is an advocate for this community, and having that support is a huge plus for any business owner.”

Driving Economic Opportunity in the Concord Business Corridor

Our growing business sector, the Concord Business Corridor, is centered on S.R. 44 and includes heavily traveled Auburn and Crile Roads as well as the Capital Parkway Extension. With medical facilities in the area bringing in employees, visitors and patients, the Corridor has seen a significant increase in population.

  • Lake Health TriPoint Medical Center and University Hospital Concord Health Center, along with doctors' offices, employ approximately 1,300 people
  • 95,348 people live within a 15-minute drive from the JEDD.
  • Retail follows rooftops-and with more residents moving close to the Corridor, there is unmet demand for shopping, dining, and business services.

Why Locate in the Concord Business Corridor?

Developers seeking land for national retailers, small business owners looking for a home, and growing companies can find conveniently located land in a growing economic district of Northeast Ohio. Concord Township's character is rooted in its semi-rural feel-yet modern development is bringing desired amenities to residents and businesses in the area. Reasons that businesses are attracted to the area include:

  • Access to Lake Metroparks, which makes up 15% of the Township's land
  • Home to existing corporate headquarters, research and development businesses, medical offices, and retail services.
  • A range of housing styles, from spacious residences to townhomes and golf course communities
  • Robust community services, including recreational activities and sports programs
  • Concord Airpark - A local airport with two 2,181 foot runways
  • Close proximity to other Northeast Ohio's amenities, including Lake Erie, local wineries and beaches and just 30 miles from downtown Cleveland

Concord Town Center: Visioning the Future

When the Concord Township Board of Trustees commissioned a committee to study the Concord Business Corridor in 2006, they determined that the best use of land in this area would be to structure a development that would drive business, provide services to residents, and attract visitors. The Town Center concept was born-a mixed-use development that will include:

  • Retail space
  • Hotels
  • Business offices
  • Restaurants
  • Civic spaces
  • Upscale residential housing

Learn more about the Town Center concept by contacting the JEDD at 440.354.7510, or , or go to