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 deep water 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 eleven industrial parks and over 3,200 acres zoned for manufacturing use.

Greenfield sites range from ½ acre to over 80 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

Keith Fawdington - Uvamed

“What I really liked about Mentor is that there was a ‘can-do’ attitude which I hadn’t come across anywhere else in North America – the City understands what is required for an international business to come into the area and have been totally supportive in so many different areas…why would I be anywhere else?”

– Keith Fawdington, CEO, UVAMED/Rainbow Trays

“As someone who travels a lot for business, I can confidently say that there is no place like Mentor. That is why we chose Mentor to start our business, MG Spices. As a community, it is a great place to live, raise your kids and also do business.”

– Ashish Patel, US Immigrant, President & CEO, MG Spices

“The welcoming business climate in Mentor allowed our company to re-locate in 2020 and provide us with great growth potential for our customers, our employees and our business. The location, the support of the city, the community are all integral components when choosing our new business home. We are very proud to be a part of this supportive community. We couldn’t have picked a better home. We Love It Here!”

-Tony Hauptman, General Manager, Sunset Industries



Consumers within primary retail trade area

Number of Businesses

Manufacturers, 7th Largest in Ohio

$2.5 Billion
Annual Manufacturer Shipments

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.

3.2 Million
Square Feet Retail Development

Shopping Centers

Secondary Education Graduation Rate

$172, 400
Median Home Value

MedianHousehold Income

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Settled in 1797 and incorporated in 1963. The city’s name originates from ancient Greek literature; Mentor was the tutor of Telemachus, the son of Odysseus.

Mentor is the home of the 20th President of the United States, James A. Garfield.