Concord Township sits at the crossroads of two major highways -- Interstate 90 and State Route 44. This intersection is a natural for economic development and offers some of the best regional development opportunities within the tri-county area of Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula counties.
Recognizing the key location of this intersection, two major hospital systems are now in operation: Lake Health, with its new TriPoint Medical Center, and University Hospitals Concord Health Center with an outpatient surgical care facility.
These two new facilities have opened up the opportunities for even greater growth. With several hundred acres of greenfield space, development is inevitable. The area has all utilities and infrastructure. Additional improvements are being made to existing roadways. There is a generous, but planned mix of commercial, retail and light industrial/research and development property available.
The Township embarked upon a methodical development approach beginning in 2006. Several studies have been completed or are underway. The first was an economic development study of the area (see attached Auburn-Crile Corridor Study, 2006). This was followed by a complete overhaul of the zoning for the area as well as a comprehensive transportation study looking forward to the transportation needs through 2030.
The Board of Trustees appreciate the tremendous potential of this area and have expressed a clear intent to maximize that potential but within the vision of the community and its historical culture as a semi-rural Western Reserve community. As part of the vision for the future, studies and marketing have validated the opportunity for Concord Township, for the first time in its 180+ year history, to create a town center based upon a lifestyle, mixed use community.
Partners with the Township for economic development and important to any business locating in the area include:
§ Lake County Port Authority
§ Lakeland Community College
§ Lake Erie College
§ Auburn Career Center
§ Team NEO
§ Ohio Department of Development
§ Lake County Planning Commission
A business interested in relocating to this area should feel assured that a very comprehensive team of economic development professionals are available to assist with financing through the Lake County Port Authority, to workforce development through one or more of the academic institutions and in zoning or planning through the County or Township offices.
To compliment the business development opportunities, Concord Township offers one of the highest quality lifestyles in Lake County with a mix of housing units, golf courses, restaurants and excellent school systems. In addition to our own community, the region offers outstanding entertainment, cultural and sports activities including Lake Erie.
Click on brochure to view the current Economic Development Brochure and map to view the SR-44/I-90 census prepared June 3, 2011.
NOACA TIP News Release 6/15/11 Regarding Connector Road