Department of Community and Economic Development

Contact Information

Gina Hofstetter
(440) 279-1794

Tina Breunig
Office Coordinator
(440) 279-1790

Elaine Malkamaki
Program Coordinator
(440) 279-1791

Community and Economic Development
12611 Ravenwood Drive
Suite 370
Chardon, Ohio 44024

Fax:  (440) 285-7761

Business Resources

Considering an expansion, new facility or the purchase of new equipment?

Economic development financing can mean bottom line savings when you need it most.  Most financing programs are accessed at the local or regional levels. We can assist you in locating the financing tool that best matches your project needs. Follow the "Business Financing" link for Ohio financing programs. Visit the Geauga RLF page for information about the Geauga County Revolving Loan (RLF) program.

Improved industrial sites are available. The Geauga County Planning Commission has its own Industrial Parks website with many features, including transportation maps, location maps, links to state resources, and more.

The 2008 Industrial Directory has been completed. The directory is a comprehensive resource which includes more than 150 industrial listings including: pallet manufacturing, polymer concrete, CNC machining, wastewater treatment chemicals, industrial silica sand, and more! The directory was compiled in 2008 through a direct mailing to more than 350 industries. The survey inquired about the number of employees, annual sales, year founded, product descriptions, square footage, etc.

The Geauga County Auditor's Office has an on-line GIS property locator (Geauga REALink) with many features, including advanced search options by municipality, tax district, address, property class, condition, size, and more.

The Geauga County Department of Job and Family Services offers many resources to further your business needs via the hiring of qualified employees.

P. O. Box 309
12480 Ravenwood Drive
Chardon, OH 44024

Phone:  (440)285-9141; (800) 209-7590
Fax:  (440) 286-6654 -or- (440) 285-7086
E-Mail:  owf@geaugajfs.org