Ravenna is RetroACTIVE

Booming. Historic. Evolving.

Make it your business to capitalize on the thousands of residents and new workers ready to dine and shop in downtown Ravenna.

Thousands of New Workers – Make Them Your Customers

The City of Ravenna is booming! Companies are expanding or relocating to Ravenna – including world headquarters – investing $200 million in new jobs, infrastructure and more – with new jobs being created all the time.

New workers – just minutes from downtown – will be ready to do business with you:

N. Korea brings new jobs and $4.7 million in payroll to new Ravenna HQ.

$14 million in new wages from Ravenna jobs since 2020.

Menards, Boston Retail and others bring 100s of manufacturing & warehouse workers to Ravenna.

Make history
Attract Customers Who Love A Vintage Downtown

Founded in 1799, Ravenna offers a unique, historic downtown featuring:

  • The award-winning Main Street Mile
  • Historic Home Walking Tours that attract shoppers and diners
  • Architecture is varied, but includes Italianate architecture (1840-1890) featuring well-preserved or renovated wood flooring, classic sweeping staircases, copper and textured ceilings
  • Historical Society of Ohio grants for community reinvestment area

Culture beyond our rich history. While many movie theaters have closed, the recent opening of  Ravenna 7 Movies makes this the perfect dinner and a movie destination. Accentuating the past is our series of new downtown murals. Plus Vibe 106 is downtown Ravenna’s DORA (Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area.)

an evolving city
Ravenna’s Pro-Active, Pro-Business Approach

Engineering & Other City Hall Services

The City of Ravenna offers its own city hall Engineering Department that expedites progress on infrastructure projects. Ravenna’s strong partnerships with public utilities also creates efficiencies for new businesses.

Businesses Benefit from Outreach Visits

The City of Ravenna Department of Economic Development visits all local businesses each year. This partnership helps businesses grow, fix or purchase new infrastructure and facilitates services and low interest funding.

Businesses Backed by Many Organizations

We all share the same goal – your success. Ravenna’s Economic Development department works seamlessly with regional real estate professionals, Main Street Ravenna, the Portage Development Board, the Chamber of Commerce, Team NEO, the State of Ohio, private industries and more.

Make yours the next:
success stories

Contact the City of Ravenna Department of Economic Development. Let’s talk about how we helped these companies grow – how many workers they bring to this market – and how you can open the business to serve them and be part of the 2024 Ravennassance!


Email the City of Ravenna Department of Economic Development at dennis.west@ravennaoh.gov or call 330-839-5001.