Ravenna, OhioThe Pulse of Portage County
Welcome to Ravenna, Ohio
Ravenna’s convenient location in the heart of the northeast Ohio industrial and technology corridor is minutes from cities, interstate highways and two large state universities – perfect commuting distance to greater Cleveland, Akron, Youngstown and surrounding communities.
The City of Ravenna, OH is proud to announce that Moody’s Investors Service recently upgraded the issuer rating for the City of Ravenna from A3 to A1. This double rating increase is typically not seen by Moody’s, however, the financial strengthening and economic growth from business attraction and local business expansions over the past couple of years has played a positive impact on Ravenna’s outlook and resiliency. See the attached press release from Moody’s.
News & Events
The Neighborhood Revitalization in Kent, OH has a program available for low-income individuals. Please click here for more details.
Design Review Commission
The Design Review Commission is seeking Statement of Qualifications from consultants with expertise and experience in historic preservation to review the city’s code of ordinances with regards to its historic preservation provisions, signs in the design review districts, as well as the Historic District Guidelines. If you are interested in submitting your qualifications please click this link to be directed to the page where you will find the Design Review Guidelines and also the RFQ for Statements of Qualifications for Design Review Commission links.
Streetlight Outage – Click here to report
Spectrum Dispersions receives 2022 Growth Award
Gregg and Tim Klemm of Spectrum Dispersions in Ravenna received the Portage Development Board’s 2022 Growth Award for their business expansion in 2021. Remaining resilient during the pandemic, Spectrum Dispersions was committed to expanding their products and customers. Congratulations to Tim and Gregg Klemm.
The Portage County Ohio Means Jobs is a great workforce solutions resource. To learn more about how OMJ can assist your business workforce needs, download the OMJ Business Resource Guide.
Welcome to The Main Street Mile!
The Main Street Mile is a curated one-mile loop that encompasses the heart of downtown Ravenna. The City held a community celebration for the grand opening of the new Main Street Mile on Saturday, October 23rd. To hear more about the Main Street Mile, listen to the Portage County Safety Council’s podcast featuring Chelsea Gregor discussing the creation of this new walking path.
We’re just minutes from major Northeast Ohio & national highways and rail transportation.
The City of Ravenna can help you maximize these business benefits in many ways, including:
- Helping to secure locations from the spacious industrial parkway to historic downtown
- Expediting tax abatements for historical properties
- Introducing you to a business, financial and ready-to-work labor community
- Connecting you to high quality housing to meet all budgets
- Making your business-community relationship seamless and successful
Great Reasons to Love Ravenna
Appealing to a broad range of tastes, ranging from historic homes to new, contemporary developments all within a five square mile area.
Ravenna Recognizes Good Citizens
Ravenna’s Rich History
Ravenna is Family-Friendly
Ravenna is Home to the Port Authority
Neighborhood Development Services Home Improvement Grants
As a full-service community development catalyst, Neighborhood Development Services (NDS) facilitates strong community relationships, supports resident-driven groups, and develops socially-conscious businesses to drive communities toward a vibrant future.
NDS’ services include housing rehabilitation, homebuyer education, downtown revitalization, economic development, financing and job creation, revolving loan fund administration, project administration, grant implementation, and real estate development.
For further assistance with Fair Housing or information on how to file a complaint please contact:
Lisa Reeves, CDBG Specialist
Portage County Regional Planning Commission
449 South Meridian Street, 6th Floor, Ravenna, Ohio 44266
Phone: (330) 297-3613
Essential information about everyday amenities, special events, park and rec activities, and more.
Development resources for the enterprises that serve greater Ravenna or want to locate here.
Officials and legislators. Meeting minutes. Boards, city services, permits, ordinances and more.
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The City of Ravenna welcomes your questions, comments and concerns.
We promise to respond promptly.