The City of Mentor is a manufacturing and retail leader in the state of Ohio with a strong concentration of research and development, engineering, and metalworking firms serving the advanced manufacturing, aerospace, polymer, and biomedical industry clusters. Nearly 300 manufacturers have chosen Mentor as their home. The mission of the Mentor International Trade Initiative is to assist Mentor-based companies who seek to expand or develop new export markets as well as foster trade relationships with international partners.
Numerous companies doing business in international markets call Mentor home. STERIS Corporation (which was founded in Mentor in 1985), Avery-Dennison, Lincoln Electric, Parker Hannifin, Component Repair Technologies, DeNora Tech, Orbis Corporation, PCC Airfoils, Buyers Products, Volk Optical, Siemens – all have a presence in the City of Mentor.
Internationally recognized research institutions, including the prestigious Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University, provide Mentor companies a world-class platform for research, design, and innovation.