A city of approximately 25 square miles, Hudson is home to more than 900 businesses ranging from mom-and-pop shops to Fortune 500 companies. Hudson’s vibrant downtown includes specialty retail, restaurants, and offices, and the city has a highly trained and educated workforce.
If you’re thinking of starting, relocating or expanding your business in Hudson, we’re ready to help! Here is useful information to get you started.
The City of Hudson maintains an Economic Development website, www.hudson.oh.us,
with many features including an up-to-date database of available manufacturing, office, retail and vacant land available for development. Visit this site to shop for a potential building or site to meet your business needs.
City of Hudson
Ready to connect with the City of Hudson? Please contact their liaison:
Once you have arrived in Hudson, please let the Chamber know! We’ll be anxious to meet you, and introduce you to the Chamber’s money-saving programs and networking opportunities.
Good to Know
A wide variety of local and state assistance programs exist to help businesses grow or expand in Hudson. See the complete list of such programs at www.hudson.oh.us. Highlighted programs include:
The City of Hudson can offer tax exemptions on real and personal property for up to 10 years on the cost of qualified new investment through the Summit County Enterprise Zone Program.
Community Reinvestment Areas (CRA)
The City can offer real property tax exemptions for existing businesses planning to expand and to new businesses planning to move to Hudson. Exemptions of up to 100% for up to 15 years on the investment in a new industrial or commercial building or building expansion may be granted.
Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ)
Hudson Crossing Business Park, a new 130 acre business park along Route 8, is home to Foreign Trade Zone #181. Companies located within the FTZ may be eligible for reduced, deferred or eliminated duties, among many other benefits.
Job Creation Tax Grant Program
Eligible businesses may be offered incentives to establish or expand operations in the City with plans to create and retain jobs, primarily in existing buildings. The city may offer an eligible company an annual grant payment based on a percentage of annual new employee payroll taxes collected by the City of Hudson.
State and Regional Business Assistance
There are numerous programs to assist businesses at the regional and state level. A comprehensive list may be found on the city’s website, www.hudson.oh.us.
Economic Development Partners
The Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce works closely with the City of Hudson and regional partners including the Greater Akron Chamber and COSE, under the Greater Cleveland Partnership.