Economic Development

Retail Business Grant Program

The purpose of the Retail Business Grant Program is to foster a retail business friendly environment, to attract new retail businesses, and to assist existing retail businesses with expansion / investment activities.

One of the stated goals in the City of Chardon's Comprehensive Plan is to "Preserve and reinforce Chardon Square as the city's real and emotional "Center" and focus of the community's identity, including historic character, traditional seat of city and county government, viable "main street" businesses, and surrounding housing." The goal of the Retail Business Grant Program is to strengthen the retail mix in Uptown Chardon via variety and complementary stores.

Applications for 2018 will be accepted in the Planning and Zoning Office on an on-going basis. Additional questions can be directed to Planning and Zoning Administrator, Steven Yaney at 440-286-2654 or

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