Economic Development Commission

Contact Information:

Paul Herdeg
2079 E. 9th St, Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Description of Board and Responsibilities:

The Cuyahoga County Economic Development Commission is established pursuant to Article VII, Section 7.04 of the Cuyahoga County Charter. This Commission works with the County Executive and County Director of Development in preparing and presenting to the County Council an annual proposed five-year economic development plan for Cuyahoga County. This five-year plan identifies areas of development opportunities to by carried out by the County itself, and opportunities to be achieved in partnership with private agencies and organizations. The Commission’s goal is to enhance the prosperity and well-being of Cuyahoga County through innovative development strategies and initiatives. The Commission meets on at least a quarterly basis.


Pursuant to provisions in the provisions of the County Charter, Commission members shall be residents of Cuyahoga County. The Commission members must have a working knowledge of the economic development structures already in place in Cuyahoga County as well as possessing adequate relationships with private, non-profit and governmental agencies engaged our current business climate. The successful applicant will have appropriate career and educational background to fill this position’s requirements. Management skills are preferred but not required. The position serves without compensation.


Economic Development Commission Rules

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Meeting Information:

Quarterly meetings of the Economic Development Commission shall be held at such place as shall be designated in the call of the meeting on the last Tuesday of January, April, July, and October.

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Name Term Ends Appointed By/Representation
N/A County Executive
N/A Mayor, City of Cleveland
N/A North Shore Federation Labor/AFL-CIO
N/A Greater Cleveland Partnership
N/A Council
N/A Additional
N/A Cuyahoga County Mayors and Managers Association
N/A Port Authority
N/A Additional

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