Cuyahoga Falls Economic Development Opportunities Report October 2022
As the second largest City in Summit County, Cuyahoga Falls offers major benefits while providing hometown customer service. Uniquely positioned along the Cuyahoga River, designated a Scenic Water Trail in 2019, Cuyahoga Falls has the amenities that businesses are looking for – low utilities (38 percent lower than competitors), business and industrial parks with shovel-ready sites, tax incentives and low interest loan programs. Our development team works with companies beginning with site selection all the way through to ground-breaking and beyond.
A skilled workforce, access to major highways (3 exits/entrances on Route 8 lead into our Downtown) and two nearby international airports make Cuyahoga Falls the low-cost/high return option for your next expansion project. The City has a strong economic base, with its largest local employers consisting of Western Reserve Hospital, Associated Materials, LLC, Americhem and Gojo Industries, Inc.
Through proven leadership with a pro-business, three-term Mayor and a progressive City Council, Cuyahoga Falls has continued to grow and prosper by actively seeking new business and helping local companies expand. In 2018. the City reopened Front Street in the Downtown to vehicular traffic and within 4 years after its reopening, it is now a thriving small business district and home to the Summit County DD Board’s headquarters. The City is also currently working with the Summit County Land Reutilization Corporation to diminish blight and construct 51 townhomes along the South Front Street corridor. The City also wishes to move forward with development by actively pursuing proposals for the redevelopment of city-owned land located at 2141 Front Street situated in the center of the City’s newly revitalized Downtown District.
Cuyahoga Falls offers a wide selection of new, available housing – condos, luxury apartments, townhomes – and a variety of housing development locations including both urban and suburban. Cuyahoga Falls has a long tradition of community pride with two excellent-rated public school districts. It is also home to award-winning private and parochial schools and continues to build on these strong foundations at each school to promote advancements in student achievement.
Blossom Music Center (Summer home to the renowned Cleveland Orchestra), Summit Metro Parks and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park are all located in our backyard! In addition, you can golf at the Arthur Hills-designed and highly rated 18-hole Brookledge Golf Course, swim outdoors at WaterWorks Park, float or kayak down the Cuyahoga River, or work out at the Natatorium & Wellness Center, featuring four indoor pools and state of the art cardio and fitness equipment.
Visit the heart of our city at the outdoor amphitheater located in the downtown historic district every weekend throughout the summer to experience family entertainment, listen to live music and enjoy a leisurely stroll along the riverfront boardwalk. Hosting Falls Downtown Fridays, Oktoberfest, Festa Italiana, Nightmare on Front Street amongst many other events and outdoor movies, Downtown Cuyahoga Falls is the region’s #1 entertainment destination location. And don’t forget about winter! Each November, the site is transformed into a winter wonderland, complete with an outdoor ice rink.
Come to live, work, and play in a uniquely special location. Come to Cuyahoga Falls – the fun flows here!
Site opportunities include:
- 37,600 sq. ft for Industrial use
- 35,360 sq. ft available for office use
- 52 acres of vacant land available
- 65 – acre downtown development site
Public Power and AMP
Public power utilities are not-for-profit, community-owned electric systems that work to provide the highest quality, most reliable power to residents and businesses. They are a part of the communities and focus on what is best for the people and businesses they serve.
American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) is the nonprofit wholesale power supplier and services provider for 133 members in the states of Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia; as well as the Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation, a joint action agency in Smyrna, Delaware. On behalf of our members, AMP deploys a diverse renewable generation portfolio along with environmentally responsible programs and services as part of a corporate commitment to sustainability.
For more information about our member communities and programs, visit searchampsites.com.