Mentor Industrial Corridor

An Ideal Location For Your Business

Mentor is located just 25 minutes northeast of downtown Cleveland, Ohio.

The City offers direct access to I-90 at SR-306 and SR-615 as well as SR-2 at SR-306, SR-615 and Heisley Road.

Both CSX and N&S rail services bisect the industrial corridor, with some properties providing spur service.

The region is served by Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (35-minute drive), Akron-Canton Regional Airport (50-minute drive), Cuyahoga County Airport (15-minute drive), and regional connector Lost Nation Airport, located on Mentor’s western border.

The nearby deepwater Port of Cleveland handles over 200 ships carrying 4 million tons of cargo annually. The Cleveland-Europe Express is the only direct, scheduled vessel service that moves containerized and non-containerized cargo between the Great Lakes and Europe, through the Port of Antwerp.

A Manufacturing Center

Mentor has ten industrial parks and over 3,200 acres zoned for manufacturing use.

Greenfield sites range from ½ acre to over 50 acres.

Existing facilities range from 500 square foot commercial condos to over 1 million square feet.

The 2012 Census of Manufacturing ranks Mentor 7th in the State of Ohio in the number of manufacturers and 8th in manufacturing employment.

A Great Business Environment

tomsalpietra“I believe Mentor, Ohio is in the top 10% of cities in the USA for a division of a global company to be located.

As the senior US executive on site, I spend most of my time driving profitability and growth, but I also believe it is important to be an active corporate citizen.

I’ve found working with the City of Mentor government officials and the Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce to be productive and beneficial to EYE Lighting, our employees, and our commitment to the community.”


Population (2010)

Consumers within a 10-mile radius

Number of Businesses

Manufacturers, 7th Largest in Ohio

Retailers, 6th Retail Sales Volume Rank in the State of Ohio with over $1.5B in annual sales

Eateries, Ranked 7th in Ohio. 1st per capita.

3.3 Million
Square Feet Retail Development

Shopping Centers

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelor’s Degree or Higher

Median Home Value

Average Household Income

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Settled: 1797 by Charles Parker of Vermont

Incorporated: Dec. 18, 1963

How Mentor got its name: The name originates from ancient Greek literature; Mentor was the tutor of Telemachus, the son of Odysseus. Mentor was written on the first map of the Western Reserve published in 1797.