Economic Development News

Artful balance: Sheffield Village makes its storied history and progress work

Friday, March 10th, 2017

 

Sheffield Village

by Michele Murphy

Sheffield Village Mayor John Hunter’s grandfather taught him valuable lessons as a youth in West Virginia. In those days, they pumped their water. For the pump to work properly, it needed to be primed before each use. Hunter recalls being told, “The first thing you do is prime the pump.” That meant a jar on a nearby shelf was filled with water …Read More

Big or small, businesses blossom in Avon

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Avon

By Michele Murphy

They have permanently changed the landscape along Nagel Road in Avon with sleek, shining buildings that include a health center, hospital and rehabilitation facility. In reality, the Cleveland Clinic has done so much more than that.

The huge nonprofit is committed to taking care of the hearts – and other body parts – of the thousands of humans who cross their thresholds at the …Read More

Clinic’s focus on community wellness contributes to economic health as well

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Avon

By Michele Murphy

They have permanently changed the landscape along Nagel Road in Avon with sleek, shining buildings that include a health center, hospital and rehabilitation facility. In reality, the Cleveland Clinic has done so much more than that.

The huge nonprofit is committed to taking care of the hearts – and other body parts – of the thousands of humans who cross their thresholds at the …Read More

From ‘no,no,no’ to ‘grow, grow, grow,’ Avon is an economic juggernaut

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Avon

By Michele Murphy

Before 1960, Avon was a village of fewer than 5,000 residents. When it became a city in 1961, it struggled with issues that included residents fighting about installation of sanitary sewers and the construction of Interstate 90.

According to a history written by long-time Avon resident Taylor Smith, published in 2005, the state had imposed a building freeze on Avon in 1968. Smith wrote, …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.