Welcome to The City of Avon Lake's
Business Development Site
Please use the links to the left to navigate through the site. You will find a list of sites featuring some of Avon Lake's commercial, office, retail, industrial and shovel-ready locations.
Avon Lake is a business-friendly community with room for growth and expansion. Within the last five years, we have welcomed many businesses into our city. Three major industrial facilities (Hinkley Lighting, Chemtron and Danco Metals) relocated their businesses to Avon Lake; eight facilities have expanded their businesses.
Below is information about our City and services for shovel-ready property that you might find useful when considering Avon Lake as a viable city for your business needs. A list of links to utilities, hotels, and companies can be found at the bottom.
Avon Lake is located 18 miles west of downtown Cleveland and 10 miles east of downtown Lorain. Elyria is 15 miles southwest.
Avon Lake is located approximately four (4) miles north of Exit 153 of I-90, and approximately ten (10) miles from the Ohio Turnpike.
There are four (4) truck routes available in and out of Avon Lake:
- U.S. Route 6 - Lake Road
- State Route 83 - Avon Belden Road
- Moore Road
- Miller Road
Norfolk Southern Railroad is available to properties on the south side of Pin Oak Parkway.
Fairfield Inn is located on State Rte. 611 and Chester Road.
Approximately 4.2 miles from Avon Lake, at I-90 Exit 156 (Crocker-Bassett Road), you will find a variety of hotel/motel accommodations, including Holiday Inn, Hampton Inn and Courtyard by Marriott, among others. Please see the links at the bottom of the page for hotels.
Avon Lake is close to three major hospitals in the surrounding areas:
- St. John West Shore Hospital - 9.4 miles
- Elyria Memorial Hospital - 14.9 miles
- Fairview Hospital - 16.1 miles
- The world-renowned Cleveland Clinic is 25.9 miles east of Avon Lake in Downtown Cleveland.
Cleveland Hopkins Airport is approximately 16 miles southeast of Avon Lake.
Avon Lake Municipal Utilities Department ("ALMU") provides our water and sewer services. ALMU sells water to Medina County and the communities of Avon, North Ridgeville, Sheffield Lake, Sheffield Village, and the City of Medina. In April, 2008, Avon Lake's water won the Ohio Rural Water Association’s best tasting water award for the third time in four years. Rural water companies from throughout the state participated in the taste contest during the association’s spring conference.
In addition, Avon Lake Municipal Utilities offers the best water and sewer rates in the State of Ohio.
Avon Lake's electrical needs are provided by Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company.
Columbia Gas of Ohio provides the city's natural gas.
Internet, Cable and Telephone
Our internet, phone and cable needs are met by CenturyLink, WOW! (Wide Open West) and TimeWarner.
Trash is collected by Republic Services (f/k/a Allied Waste).
Community Reinvestment Area
The Community Reinvestment Area (CRA) is a program established under state law that allows the City of Avon Lake to approve real property tax abatement for up to 100% of the taxes for up to fifteen (15) years for industrial and commercial expansion, renovation or new construction that creates additional jobs in the City. To date, twelve (12) projects have been approved and constructed receiving some level of real property tax abatement ranging from 50% to 100% from ten (10) to fifteen (15) years.
The City of Avon Lake offers several financial assistance tools to assist individual, office and commercial development or redevelopment.
Links to Resources: