Lorain Growth Corporation is in its 18th year of existence in 2016. We have grown dramatically in the last 5 years. Our subcommittees, the Tourism Council, Kayak Event, Brewfest, and Waterfront Winterfest, have brought many thousands of visitors to downtown Lorain in the past years. We will continue to support and promote downtown development in Lorain. There are several new occupants in downtown this year and it is growing every year.
As a proud sponsor of the concert series at Black River Landing we see over 80,000 people coming downtown during the summer concerts. The Brewfest is increasing in its attendance every year and is in its 3 year. The Train Display from the Tourism Council brings in thousands of visitors every year. The Kayak event is a wonder Black River experience on the Black River and is also increasing in the last few years. People from other parts of Ohio attend it now. Our Waterfront Winterfest is transforming also to be a main attraction during the Christmas season and will have new exciting news this year. We have the largest Christmas displays and celebration in the area.
Lorain Growth Corporation is a 100% volunteer organization and a IRS 501 C3 recognized organization for non profit. We are grant and membership driven and will continue to work in the future with our main partners downtown, the city of Lorain, the Lorain Port Authority and the Palace Theater. We appreciate all our community supporters and look forward to improving the waterfront and downtown areas of Lorain Ohio.