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 Norwalk Economic Development Corporation 

12 Benedict Ave. Norwalk, OH 44857


Phone: 419.668.9858

The Norwalk Economic Development Corporation was created in 2002 by a dedicated group of concerned private business people and public officials and began operations in July 2003. Funding sources include the Norwalk Community Development Corporation, the City of Norwalk, and 70 private sector businesses and individuals, as well as non-profit partners. As a public-private partnership, the mission of the Norwalk Economic Development Corporation is to foster a strong economic environment in the Norwalk area that supports businesses and nurtures growth while promoting stability in the marketplace.

Business Retention and Expansion are our top priorities – assisting the businesses in our community and connecting them with the resources they need. Throughout the year, we meet with Norwalk-area businesses in conjunction with the City of Norwalk and the Imagine Norwalk program. Our Norwalk Area Business Appreciation Month is a major component of our Retention and Expansion program. In late April and early May of 2016, NEDC's 13th Annual Business Appreciation Month (BAM) reached more than 100 businesses within a three week span. More than 40 elected and appointed officials, NEDC board members and community leaders volunteered their time to assist in making these visits.

The Norwalk area is a great place to do business, and attracting new businesses and entrepreneurs is another important part of what we do. Whether you are an existing or new business, we would appreciate the opportunity to work with you and to share more about our wonderful community. Call or email Economic Director Heather Horowitz at 419.668.9858 or


As a public-private partnership, the Norwalk Economic Development Corporation’s mission is to identify and capitalize on opportunities to continuously improve the Norwalk area’s business base.

Our responsibilities are to:

  • Encourage the creation of quality employment
  • Support the growth of existing businesses and entrepreneurs
  • Pursue new business locations through organized promotion and marketing efforts
  • Work collaboratively with local businesses, institutions and economic development partners to strengthen Norwalk’s position within the global economy



  • Site Selection – customized site searches

  • Incentives – coordination with public and private partners

  • Financing and Grants – access to resources

  • Statistical and Demographic Data – current market information

  • Liaison to Local Government – coordinate approval process, permit assistance

  • Business Development – referrals to business planning and expansion assistance

  • Employee Recruitment and Training – job matching services

  • Partner with JobsOhio – connect to incentives

  • Federal & Statewide Advocacy - work closely with political and departmental leadership to support businesses..

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