Economic Development

                                    

Discover the Friendly City of Warrensville Heights, which is strategically located in northeastern Ohio located in the southeast portion of Cuyahoga County, eight miles from downtown Cleveland. The City is also in the Cleveland Akron Lorain Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area which is the 11th most populous in the country.

The City is an inner-ring suburb of the City of Cleveland. Home to more than 13,500 residents, nearly 4,000 families, and more than 1,300 businesses. This emerging first-ring suburb is located minutes from I-271, 422 and I-480, making its location ideal for major corporations, developers, and retail giants.

Primarily a residential community of beautifully maintained neighborhoods, it also has a thriving and engaging business community. The City is home to one of the most technologically advanced hospitals in Northeast Ohio, South Pointe Hospital. The Cleveland Clinic affiliate provides quality health care to Warrensville Heights residents as well as to our neighboring communities.

The top ten employers have over 4,200 employees working in the City: Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes Corporation’s Research and Development facility and training center; Heinen’s Incorporated, a retail food chain, headquarters and warehouse facility; Henkel Corporation manufactures and markets a broad range of high-performance adhesives, sealants and coatings; General Electric Incorporated, a healthcare manufacturing and process innovation facility. Marcus Thomas, a leading advertising firm, has its headquarters in our friendly City. Harvard Park features numerous businesses in addition to restaurants and Cleveland Marriot East. 

Our Economic Development Department is made up of the economic development director and the community development manager, who combine their efforts to ensure that the economic climate of Warrensville Heights stays at a desired level. Our Economic Development Department staff works to attract new business, develop new housing, secure municipal assisting grants from the city and residents, and help retain existing businesses here in Warrensville Heights.

In 2001, government leaders, local business stakeholders, and residents developed the City of Warrensville Heights Master Plan (view it at www.planning.co.cuyahoga.oh.us/ )to advance Warrensville Heights as a signature city by providing a pro-business climate that attracts and retains quality jobs, businesses, and home buyers. The City's objective is to achieve economic self-sufficiency by becoming an employment center as well as a residential community.

There have been incredible strides made in Warrensville Heights. Over $180 million dollars in new private investments were initiated including 1,400 new jobs, and over 950,000 square feet of new commercial office space. In addition, over 50 projects were completed during this course of time.

The Economic Development Office provides information and supports services for businesses seeking to locate or expand in Warrensville Heights. To receive more specific, tailored assistance, please contact Jerome A. DuVal, Economic Development Director, at (216) 587-6500, by fax at (216) 587-1154, or by email at [email protected]

The City of Warrensville Heights is a proud member of the Warrensville Heights Area Chamber of Commerce, which can be reached at (216) 454-0199 or at www.whacc.org. Information about Warrensville Heights can also be obtained from the Cuyahoga County Department of Development at www.cuyahoga.oh.us/development.