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Alternative development would require fostering relationships with private enterprises

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

By Nicole Hennessy

Avon Lake

Speculative or shell buildings, surely, are not the centerpiece of Avon Lake’s economic development strategy.

The city’s economic development director, Ted Esborn, drove this point home, discussing the city’s potential development interests.

Yet, the tactic of working with private developers to build shell buildings, which would serve to attract expanding or new industries to the city, has come up in conversation among city officials.

While the city …Read More

Dan Bucci: Council’s business booster

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Dan Bucci decided to run for council in Avon Lake in 2009. At the time, the United States was in the throes of an economic decline being likened to the Great Depression. The local Ford plant had just announced hundreds of layoffs and that meant city coffers would suffer.

New businesses excited about their futures in Avon Lake

Friday, February 17th, 2017

It’s hard to tell whether husband-and-wife team Julie and Eric Huber are more or less excited than Todd Berry when they talk about the businesses they opened in Avon Lake last year.

Avon Lake clears path to advance economic development agenda

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Economic development has been a hot topic in Avon Lake in recent years. Some talk was prompted by the up-and-down uncertainty over operations of the power plant occupying lakefront property east of the city’s Miller Road Park. Considerable fretting occurs every time Ford announces a line change for its Avon Lake facility. Right now, things look bright.

The Press launches multipart series on economic development

Friday, February 17th, 2017

There are more than 1,000 “brick and mortar” businesses in the four communities served by the paper.

They range from our large employers like Ford, Shurtech, Poly One or The Cleveland Clinic-Avon to small start-ups or retailers that employ just a few. There also are hundreds of businesses being operated from residents’ homes.

The successes and failures of these businesses impact every adult and child living here. …Read More