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Why Cuyahoga County

Cuyahoga County is centrally located between New York City, Chicago, and Toronto
Why should you be in Cuyahoga County? As your commercial base, we allow for one-day highway travel to nearly half of the U.S. and Canada, while still maintaining full shipping access to the Atlantic. Our highly skilled workers offer the industrial and professional skills you need at a lower and more stable cost than you’ll find in other coastal centers. The cost of doing business in Northeast Ohio is almost 10% lower than the national average.

Life after work is good too. Our civic institutions – the hospitals, libraries, orchestra, park systems, and museums – are perennially ranked among the best in the world. We are home to four professional sports teams and have the second largest theatre district in the country. We eat well at dozens of award-winning local restaurants and entertain ourselves at clubs and music venues of all shapes and sizes.

Cuyahoga County is home to 1.2 million people and is comprised of 59 unique and distinctive communities, with Cleveland as its nucleus. The county is the economic center of Northeast Ohio.

Businesses in Northeast Ohio pay nearly 10% less than the national average to do business here.

Cuyahoga County is enjoying a recent resurgence in national attention as
This attention is reflected in the region being selected as the host for the 2016 Republican National Convention and being ranked as a top ten region for attracting highly educated millennials.

Diverse Employer Ecosystem


Strong Civic Partnership