Economic Development


Whether it is a quant store in the historic downtown or a high tech manufacturer on the industrial corridor, Berea is a great place to do business.  Berea businesses are treated by the residents and local government as partners, all striving to make Berea a dynamic community.  The City of Berea Economic Development provides existing businesses with support to retain and expand their workforce and operations. Likewise, the Economic Development Department showcases Berea's numerous strengths and advantages to local, regional and international businesses intent on expanding. With a vast array of business resources at the local, county, state and national level, the Economic Development Department is devoting to connecting businesses with the resources that best fit their needs. Please contact us to find out how we can help.

Do you need help with a new sign or building improvements?


The City of Berea has developed several innovative programs to assist businesses with digital marketing, exterior signage, building improvements, rent reimbursement as well as many other programs.  We have worked to develop relationships with several Small Business Development Centers (“SBDCs”), the Economic and Community Development Institute (“ECDI”), the Women’s Business Center of Ohio, Aviatra Accelerators, the National Development Council (“NDC”) and many more!  If your business is interested in finding out more about any of these organizations, please contact us. 

2017 Berea Sponsored Programs

Small Business Administration Loan

2018 Berea Business Grants

Other business resources

Berea Chamber of Commerce


Monday - Friday:
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact Information:

Phone: 440-826-5803
Fax: 440-539-5853


Matthew Madzy

Tom Norton

City of Berea - 11 Berea Commons - Berea, Ohio 44017 - (440)826-5800
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