Economic Development

Olmsted Township Welcomes Your Business

Olmsted Township offers great opportunities for your business. The community’s geographic location, demographic profile, suburban setting, rail access and large land development opportunities make the area a prime location for office, light industrial, distribution, retail, and specialty business investment.

The Township has commercial locations within one mile of I-480 & I-80 (the Ohio Turnpike), five miles of I-71 and Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, and eight miles of I-90. Norfolk Southern offers rail access within the community, providing further options for product distribution and diversifying connections to customers and suppliers. 

The community has the most developable land in Cuyahoga County. There are approximately 80 acres of developable land zoned for commercial development in the Olmsted Joint Economic Development District (JEDD). This location offers excellent access to the regional transportation network and is the perfect location for businesses requiring light industrial and distribution space. The Town Center Planned Development District is zoned for mixed-use development. This district provides the flexibility to develop projects with integrated uses such as retail, multi-family residential and medical office. There is also the opportunity to develop light industrial buildings in the southwestern portion of the Township.

Olmsted Township has much to offer your business. With a thoughtful land use policy and updated zoning, Olmsted Township welcomes you to explore the unique opportunities available in this community on the grow.

For any questions on Economic Development, contact Jeremy Rowan at (440)782-5248 or via email at

Come Grow With Us

Olmsted TownshipOlmsted Township has a total population of approximately 16,000 and encompasses 10 square miles. Our population and housing have risen 42% since 2000 and continue to grow with five additional planned developments currently approved to begin building.

Housing options are available to suit a variety of lifestyles including single-family homes ranging from an average price of $125,000 to over $600,000. Median household income is between $82,000 yearly, well about the median national average.

Businesses enjoy amenities including the Cleveland Metroparks, which is a three-time NRPA Gold Medal Award winner. The Cleveland Metroparks have 18 park reservations, (one located directly off Lewis Road in Olmsted Township) spanning more than 23,000 acres. With over 100 trails, eight golf courses, five swimming areas, more than 2,500 picnic tables, four miles of Lakefront, 700-foot toboggan chutes, and a nationally acclaimed zoo, there is something for everyone! The largest library system, Cuyahoga County Public Library, (one branch shared with the City of Olmsted Falls on Mapleway Drive), is the nation’s largest library system in per capita circulation and number of visitors. Numerous hospitals including Southwest General Health Center, University Hospitals, and the Cleveland Clinic are just a few of the options available.

The largest employer in Olmsted Township is Vitamix Corporation with approximately 900 employees. The second largest employer is the Olmsted Falls City Schools, which boasts over 400 employees. Other featured businesses include:

  • American Wire & Cable
  • Arbors of Olmsted
  • Eliza Jennings
  • First Federal of Lakewood
  • Cleveland Clinic Express