Mentor, Ohio is a dynamic, business-friendly community whose continued success is built upon sustained growth in manufacturing and retail. Our city offers attractive investment incentives, advanced site selection services, as well as international trade assistance – all customized to fit the needs of your business.

For the past several decades, Mentor’s traditional business environment has evolved, incorporating biomedical, aerospace and polymer clusters to our already robust advanced manufacturing base.

Today, over 1,700 companies with more than 59,000 employees, including major corporations, manufacturers, retailers, specialty shops and small businesses, call Mentor their home.

We invite you to discover all the reasons why Mentor is the right location for your growing business needs.


To maintain Mentor’s economic vitality, the City actively engages in the retention and expansion of existing firms, while attracting new growth-oriented industries. To facilitate the process, the City of Mentor has developed and array of attractive business services and incentives. Learn more.


A Strategic Location Where Global Companies Succeed

The City of Mentor is a manufacturing leader in the state of Ohio with a strong concentration of research and development, engineering, and metalworking firms serving the advanced manufacturing, aerospace, polymer, and biomedical industry clusters. Nearly 300 manufacturers have chosen Mentor as their home.

We invite you to learn more about what Mentor has to offer.


meacoSince 1983, MEACO (Mentor Economic Assistance Corporation) has been helping businesses with long term, fixed rate financing. MEACO was originally established as a tool to stimulate small business growth in Mentor, Ohio. Today, MEACO assists small businesses throughout the tri-county area. Numerous businesses, as well as local communities, have benefited from economic expansion projects financed through MEACO. Since its inception, MEACO has helped new and existing businesses obtain financing for building construction, expansions or new equipment purchases. This work has resulted in the retention and creation of more than 1,500 jobs.

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The City of Mentor actively measures the economic climate offering our businesses a competitive advantage. Download available resources, demographic data, maps and more.


Inventory of available Industrial, Office, Retail and Industrial Land cataloged by the Department of Economic & Community Development.  In addition, analytics are prepared on various dynamics which provide insight to how the Mentor real estate market is performing.

View currently available properties as well as information on undeveloped land opportunities.

Every Business Needs a Mentor

The City of Mentor offers a host of economic development incentives designed to help your business thrive. Visit our Economic Development Microsite to find out why Mentor is a great place to start or relocate your business.

Mentor - the City of Choice!

Department of Economic & Community Development
City of Mentor
8500 Civic Center Blvd.
Mentor, Ohio 44060

Ronald M. Traub
Director of Economic & Community Development
(440) 974-5736

Thomas W. Thielman
Economic Development Administrator
(440) 974-5739

Mercedes Sanchez-Moore
International Trade Manager
(440) 205-3743