Strongsville is easily accessible by interstate roadways from the north, south, east or west. The interstate system intersects Strongsville with I-71 and I-80, the Ohio Turnpike. Via the local interstate system, other major areas in the county can be reached in 20-30 minutes. I-480 is just 5 miles to the north, I-77 is 5 miles to the east and I-90 is 15 miles to the north. Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is 10 minutes north on I-71. CSX rail services two business parks. All major freight carriers service the City’s industrial and business parks. The Port of Cleveland is the world gateway for overseas shipping. RTA bus service is also available to all four business parks. Local accessibility and connectivity to the interstate system has been improved with the widening of SR 82 from I-71 to the county line. Access and mobility is further enhanced by the reconstruction of numerous residential and arterial roadways annually.
Reliable utilities, especially phone service, will enable maximum “up time” for your facility. Highly reliable electric and gas service complement the water and sewer service provided through the City. Digital telephone switching, ISDN service and fiber optic distribution ensure unsurpassed internal and external communication continuity and speed.
The City of Strongsville is truly a pro-business environment with a Moody’s bond rating of Aaa and local officials with the background and expertise needed for strong economic growth. A High Tech/Manufacturing survey sent to all companies within the City's four business parks in 2011 indicated that 100% of respondents would recommend Strongsville to another business, while 95% rated the quality of life in Strongsville as excellent or good. To learn more about the survey results please click here.
The City of Strongsville hosts quarterly Business Network Meetings created to help foster a positive relationship between local businesses and the City. The City also maintains a blast email system that is utilized to notify companies of local activities, including road construction schedules, business opportunities, and community events.
Financial- Business loans are available through all local banks as well as the state and federal programs (i.e. 166 Loan Program, 504 Corporations and Linked Deposits Program, etc.).
Tax Incentives & Relief- Real estate improvements are abatable in the City’s 19 community reinvestment areas. In addition, the Strongsville Job/Payroll Grant Program can provide City grants to private sector companies that provide significant income tax receipts to the community.
Business Development- Information on business, governmental and business services and sources of direct product and process improvements are disseminated by our Economic Development Department. Information on demographics, worker training, transportation, and market development is also available. Planning aids, business growth aids and a myriad of business information can be accessed through clear path referrals by our Economic Development Department. Sponsored business meetings encourage common interest action and new customer development.