Why Do Business in Geauga?

Department of Community and Economic Development

Why Do Business in Geauga?

Geauga County is located in the northeast quadrant of Ohio, approximately thirty-five miles east of the City of Cleveland and adjacent to the counties of Lake, Ashtabula, Trumbull, Portage, Summit, and Cuyahoga. Geauga County offers a blend of beautiful countryside with a vast and open park system along with business parks and manufacturing areas, interesting culture, captivating history, and unique shopping. Geauga County was ranked the fourth best place to raise a family by Forbes Magazine and Chardon was ranked fifth on a list of Top 10 small towns in America by livability.com. Here you will have the advantages of small town living with access to metropolitan areas a stone’s throw away. We are home to the country’s fourth largest Amish population and some of the world’s best maple syrup is made in Geauga County. Great Lakes Cheese, the largest cheese packaging company in the United States, thinks Geauga County is a great place to call home and we bet you will too!

Geauga County has numerous industrial parks located throughout the county with easy access to highways, rail and air service. Contact us for information regarding industrial building sites and other business resources.



Federal Routes: (east/west) U.S. 422, U.S. 322, U.S. 6
State Routes: S.R. 306, S.R.44, S.R.608, S.R.528 (north/south), S.R.87 (east/west)
Close highway access to major interstates: I-271, I-90 and I-480

Air Service

Geauga County Airport

Current facilities include one runway 3500′ long by 65′ wide. Runway numbers are 11 on the west end and 29 on the east end. Two T-hangars, one private hangar, two community hangars, a pilot lounge and restroom facility make up the buildings on the site. Call sign is 7G8 and Geauga County Airport is also home to Experimental Aircraft Assoc. Chapter 5.

Future plans include additional T-hangars and a paved parallel taxiway.

AirNav airport statistics: AirNav: 7G8 – Geauga County Airport

Contact Airport Authority: (440) 632-1884

Commercial Air

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport: (216) 265-6000
Website: Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

Akron Canton Airport: (888) 434-2359
Website: Akron-Canton Airport

Burke Lakefront Airport: (216) 781-6411
Website: Burke Lakefront Airport



Cleveland Electric Illuminating (CEI): (216) 861-9000
Website: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/illuminating_company.html

Ohio Edison/First Energy: (800) 633-4766
Website: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/ohio_edison.html

Natural Gas

East Ohio Gas/Dominion Energy: (800) 362-7557
Website: https://www.dominionenergy.com/ohio

Northeast Ohio Natural Gas Corp: (800) 237-2099
Website: https://www.neogas.com/


AT&T: (800) 222-0400
Website: AT&T


HughesNet: (877) 577-1630
Website: HughesNet®

Windstream: (888) 685-0927
Website: Windstream

AT&T: (800) 861-6075
Website: AT&T

Spectrum: (855) 860-9068
Website: Spectrum

Tax Rates and Communications

Geauga County Auditor’s Office – Charles E. Walder (oh.gov)
County Sales Tax – 6.75%


Cleveland Plain Dealer, News Herald, Star Beacon

Chagrin Herald Sun, Chagrin Valley Times, Chesterland News, Good News, Maple Leaf, Geauga Courier, Bainbridge Banter, West Geauga Sun

Cable Television

Spectrum: (855) 860-9068
Website: Spectrum

Health Care

University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center

13207 Ravenna Road
Chardon, Ohio 44024
(440) 285-6000
Website: UH Geauga Medical Center

Cleveland Clinic – Downtown Cleveland

9500 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44195
(800) 223-2273
Website: Cleveland Clinic

Things to Do in Geauga County

For information about community events and points of interest contact:

Destination Geauga

12375 Kinsman Rd. H-8
Newbury, OH 44065
Website: Destination Geauga

Geauga Park District

(440) 286-9516
Website: Geauga Park District

The Great Geauga County Fair

14373 N. Cheshire St.
Burton, OH 44021
Website: Home of the Great Geauga County Fair