Guiding the Permit Process

The type of permits required will vary depending upon the type and complexity of the project and the particular property’s zoning requirements. Employees of the Department of Economic & Community Development will walk you through the permit process. Information outlining the deadlines, meeting dates, rules and regulations is available both online and at the Municipal Center.

Business Visitation

Face-to-face meetings provide the opportunity to maintain a dialogue between business and the City so that issues and concerns are promptly addressed.

Business Spotlight

When you invest in Mentor, Mentor invests in you!  Our Public Information Office promotes new business openings and regularly highlights Mentor businesses on the Mentor Channel (local cable access), as well as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Website & Mobile App

The City’s website and app provide important information to business owners, residents and visitors in a convenient, easy to use format.

Business Appreciation Receptions

Semi-annual receptions provide the City an occasion to formally thank businesses for contributing to the local economy. It’s also a chance to meet with city officials and network with other businesses.

Local Partners

The City enjoys a close working relationship with important regional agencies dedicated to assisting businesses with resources and expertise, including the Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce, Team NEO, MAGNET, JobsOhio, BioEnterprise, NEOTEC, Ohio Aerospace Institute, Global Cleveland, Lake County Port & Economic Development Authority and many other organizations.

E-news Blasts

Because communication is crucial to success, the City produces regular economic development e-blasts to convey the latest development information to members of the Mentor business community.

Sponsored Economic Development Events

The City regularly sponsors meetings and symposiums regarding topics which are important to business success.