Economic Development

Economic Development Updates 

We welcomed 39 new businesses to Solon in 2022 and the City continues to do so in 2023 with many ribbon cuttings with the Solon Chamber of Commerce. 

New Business Graphic July 2023

Public transit 

The RTA and SHARE Mobility are partnering to offer last-mile transportation from the Southgate Transit Center in Maple Heights, which serves four RTA bus lines, directly to Solon job sites. Visit this page to learn more.


Hawthorne Estates

Hawthorne Estates will be a 50 and over residential community. Construction on the new housing development that will include approximately 102 single family homes is projected to start in 2023. A proposal was approved by Solon voters in November 2020 which re-zoned the former Hawthorne golf course to a R2A area zoning for homes for those over 50 years old. The developers have been working with the Cleveland Metroparks to keep a large amount of the greenspace on the 85-acre property. 

Solon Community Living Housing Projectsolon comm living 1

Solon Community Living, an organization whose mission is to provide a quality, community-accessible, sustainable housing option for adults with developmental disabilities, received final building plan approval from the City of Solon. Construction will begin in spring 2023 on a unique pocket neighborhood along Clearwater Court off Portz Parkway, just steps away from the Solon Community Recreation Center.  

The plans include a neighborhood of six homes with ADA-compliant private suites, a community clubhouse with a teaching kitchen, a library/sensory area, gathering spaces and an outdoor terrace. The project is expected to be completed in spring 2024. Find out more information here. 

Best Place to Raise a Family 

Solon was recognized this year being named “Best Place to Raise a Family” for 2023 by Northeast Ohio Parent Magazine.  

Contact -  

For more information on doing business in Solon or to inquire about moving or expanding your business operations; contact Angee Shaker at

Economic Development

The Solon Economic Development Office coordinates activities for the recruitment and retention of businesses. Its duties include:
  • Managing the city's business incentive programs
  • Assisting business prospects
  • Serving as the city's liaison to existing industry

Sign-up for the Economic Development e-Newsletter.

View the 2023 Solon Magazine to learn more about some of the businesses here in Solon and discover why the City of Solon is a city filled with opportunities for all ages to live, learn and grow. 

Reimagining Solon Video

Click here for current job postings in Solon.