"Mobilizing resources for businesses to thrive in our Waterfront District"


Home of the “Best Economic-Development Project” in Northeast Ohio,
according to Cleveland Magazine’s June 2002 issue.


  • Spitzer and Zaremba Builder’s $100 million, 400-unit upscale waterfront community directly across the Black River from Downtown Lorain.

  • Lorain Port Authority’s $7 million Grove Site Public Park located adjacent to Spitzer’s Project Downtown, with a boardwalk, boat ramps, pavilion, and a train station.

  • The Pellet Plant site, formerly owned by LTV Steel, will complement the Grove Site and Harbor Walk located on 20 acres of waterfront directly Downtown, has been purchased by the City of Lorain and will assist in the development of the site.

  • Downtown Re-Development Continues: With 17 new businesses, 5 new restaurants, and more to come!

In Spring 2003, the Lorain City Schools will begin a $216 million renaissance, with 13 new schools to be built and 7 to be renovated. This is one of the largest school building endeavors in the history of not only Lorain, but also the entire state of Ohio.

Lorain is Festival City U.S.A!!

  • International Festival: Since 1967, this weeklong celebration, ending with a 3-day festival attracts over 100,000 patrons annually.

  • Port Fest: Held on Lorain’s scenic waterfront, there is great entertainment, rides, and historic lighthouse photography.

  • First Night: A community celebration of the New Year with art, ritual, and festivity.

  • Rib and Perch Fest: Three days of ribs, perch, entertainment, and more in the heart of Downtown.


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Lorain Growth Corporation
615 Broadway Avenue
P.O. Box 848
Lorain, Ohio 44052
Phone: (440) 244-6503
E-mail: Contact@LorainGrowth.com

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