Economic Development


Welcome to Summit County! There is an opportunity here – to start or expand a business, start a new life or start an adventure. And, all are welcome. Consider us your first point of contact for locating your business in this great region.

We offer an integrated approach of programs and services to support the creation of new businesses, the expansion and retention of existing businesses within Summit County, and the attraction of companies that offer high-impact jobs and share the County's values.

Through public and private partnerships, it is the County's vision to build a sustainable, high-performance economy that produces better opportunities for future generations, broader job choices, and increased wages and family incomes across the region—and to start doing so now.

In Summit County, economic development /diversification usually takes three forms: 

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business expansion and retention
  • Business attraction

Additional Resources

International Economic Development Council

National Development Council

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