Economic Development Biz Update

Join Mayor Justin Berns for the 2024 State of the City event!

The event will be held on the 10th Floor of Eaton's Headquarters. It is presented by the Beachwood Chamber of Commerce. Registration is required via the Chamber at by February 12. Capacity is limited.

Register for the State of the City

Thinking Strategically - Resources To Help

Thinking strategically as you enter into 2024, here are some great resources to help:

  • Business Growth and Succession Strategies: A session focused on succession planning, growth, and employee ownership. Feb. 22nd. Registration Link

  • Looking For A Business Mentor? Here are some great one's!

  • Data For Business Growth! Market research, industry statistics, technologies analysis, business intelligence. It can all be found through Cuyahoga County Public Library at no cost!

  • Beachwood Spring Job Fair: This April 3 at Tri-C Eastern Campus the City will host its 2nd Job Fair. Deadline to participate March 3, sign up click here. A focus on health-services, professional services and manufacturing.

Beachwood's One Stop

Business Resource Center

The city’s Economic Development office recently created a One-Stop Business Resources Center with key information found on the economic development page. This center offers a plethora of information for small businesses, including networking and education, financial assistance, minority business resources, women’s resources, co-working spaces, international business engagement, government and industry.

Get Resources to Support Everyday Business Questions and Concerns

Where can I find financial assistance?

What networking and educational programs are available to grow my company's knowledge and connections?

How do I approach international business engagement?

Or simply make a custom resource request for information you may need to grow and expand certain aspects of your business?

We are here to help individually or through the resources available within this center including various publications, programs and research tools that can assist companies with market research, industry statistics, technology analysis, business intelligence, company profiles and other tools for Beachwood companies. To access the Beachwood One-Stop Resource Center, click here.

Please check back regularly as information will be fluid and continue to be updated.

Important Business Information

Beachwood 100 Celebrates Community Safety!

The Beachwood 100 club is preparing for their annual scholarship event to help present an evening of dinner and scholarships on May 2, 2024 at the Beachwood Community Center. Corporate sponsors, as distinguished members of the community, are invited to join in supporting the annual scholarship event. Sponsorship range from $250 to $2,500, this year sponsorships opportunities can be obtained at

Northeast Ohio Parent and Boomer Magazine, highlighting the best that Beachwood has to offer.

These two wonderful publications will be showcasing Beachwood in a community focus section with a broad audience of over 180,000+ families and older adults throughout NEOhio. Businesses interested in advertising have until April 5 for the May edition of Parents Magazine and until April 20 for the upcoming Boomer Magazine. More information and media guides can be obtained by calling Sherrie Kantarovich at

New Filing Requirements for Small Business

Rules targeting financial criminals will require new filings for startups and small businesses:

Startup and small business owners should be aware that if your company has 20 or fewer full-time employees and gross annual sales of less than $5 million, there’s a new federal filing requirement that you need to know about. Read more.

February Freeze

Beachwood's 3rd annual February Freeze, sponsored by Crestmont Automotive, promises to brighten your day and ignite your passion for winter!

The free outdoor winter fest is crafted for the whole family with activities, entertainment, train rides, Candy Land, costume characters and of course...a fireworks show for a grand finale.

Please note the new date on Thursday, February 15, from 6:30-8 PM. Located outside Beachwood City Hall and Community Center at 25325 Fairmount Blvd. Visit for details.

EEC coming to Beachwood!

Entrepreneur Education Consortium, Idea Labs is coming to Beachwood in 2024!

EEC envisions a more vibrant economy in Northeast Ohio fueled by students from local colleges and universities who seek to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and related skills and by businesses and startups who tap into this talent pool to generate new ideas and grow ventures. Our organization aims to empower students in an ever-changing work environment through commitment to real-world scenarios that connect their personal and professional learning aspirations. These opportunities challenge students to tackle complex and ambiguous questions, a learning process that stimulates growth, builds confidence, and prioritizes teamwork.

Established in 2010, ideaLabs is a flagship program of Entrepreneurship Education Consortium Ohio (EEC) that brings together student entrepreneurs from thirteen NEO higher education institutions. These entrepreneurs are undergraduate students from all majors who develop a new venture or venture idea, apply the feasibility analysis process, and present it to a panel of independent judges. This years event will be hosted on April 11th, 2024 in Beachwood. Sponsorships range from $500 to $5,000.

Beachwood Incentive Highlights

The City of Beachwood has added a new Revolving Loan Fund Linked Deposit Program to support and encourage investment in existing businesses, commercial buildings, specific building improvements, and façade improvements and to foster and encourage economic development within the City through the creation and retention of employment opportunities. Eligible uses include: business expansion, entrepreneurial acceleration, tenant improvements, office building revitalization projects, structural building improvements, and others. For more information about this and other economic incentives please visit the program applications at Economic Development Programs or call the Office of Economic Development at 216-292-1915.

Upcoming Workshops

A Focus on Finance, Management and Sales

Financial Management: Keeping your personal credit and finances intact while growing your business - February 1, 2024 at 5:30 PM

Financial Modeling: Review the basic tenets of revenue, expense and profit models for small businesses - February 13, 2024 at 5:30 PM

Time and Priority Management: Master the art of effective time and priority management - March 5, 2024 at 5:30 PM

The Art of Asking: How to ask and get what you need for your business success

March 20, 2024 at 5:30 PM

Doing Business in India: An overview of the Ohio Export Internship Program

January 23, 2024 at 2:00 PM

City of Beachwood, Economic Development

Catherine Bieterman, Director

216-292-1915 |