The County Economic Development Framework includes 10 Strategy Areas, places that deserve further study as economic development and investment areas.

Strategy Area 1: Headquarters Highway

Headquarters Highway is a stretch of commercial and retail businesses along I-271 between I-480 and the Cuyahoga County/Lake County border. The corridor is attractive to major corporations primarily in the retail, finance and insurance industries. In addition, the corridor has ready access to I-271 and public transportation.

Headquarters Highway mapQuick Look

  • Total Jobs 2011: 63,514
  • Highest Concentrations: Healthcare and Social Assistance
    (20.9%); Finance and Insurance (18.6); Retail Trade (11.8)
  • Percent of Jobs Paying More than $40,000 Annually: 42.4%
  • Percent of Current Employees with a Bachelor’s Degree: 28.1%
  • Percent of Employees Age 29 or Younger: 23.2%
  • Corridor Assets: Thistledown Racino; Legacy Village; Five
    Healthcare Facilities
  • Recent and Planned Investments: Mayfield Village Green Corridor Master Plan
  • Communities and Advocates: Beachwood; Woodmere;
    Highland Hills; Highland Heights; Warrensville Heights; North
    Randall; Lyndhurst; and parts of Mayfield Heights and Mayfield Village
  • Education and Training Centers: Baldwin Wallace East; Tri-C East, and Corporate College
  • County Districts: 6, 9, and 11

Download the Economic Development Framework to learn more about the assets and strategies for this and the other nine identified Strategy Areas.