Growth Partnership of Ashtabula County
Growth Partnership was formed in 1990 by Ashtabula County's leading business CEOs and civic leaders to promote and assist business and job growth across the county. Over the years, Growth Partnership has made many valuable contributions to the county's economic base by helping local companies to grow and expand and attracting new employers to the county. The organization continues to play this role today.
Growth Partnership is Ashtabula County's lead economic development organization. It is also a catalyst for improving the quality of life in local communities, and it is an advocate for economic and community development within the county.
Growth Partnership has rebuilt itself to meet Ashtabula County's economic and community challenges and opportunities. The organization is building upon what has worked in the past and has added new programs and strategies to give shape to Ashtabula County's economic future. It is an exciting time for the organization, its leadership, its investors, and its members.
Our Action Plan
Grow the next generation of companies in the county that create good jobs for county residents.
Build a skilled and talent-based workforce to fuel local business growth and expansion.
Help the county compete for and attract funding to strengthen local infrastructure, education, workforce development, and other vital development resources.
Revitalize local communities and strengthen their quality of life.
Manager of Business Services
Cindy has worked in economic development for over 17 years. She has worked on a wide range of business retention, expansion and recruitment projects, and community development initiatives. She joined GP in 1999. She resides in Jefferson in Ashtabula County.
Greg Myers, MS, EDFP
Greg has worked in economic development for over 20 years. having run his own economic development and corporate site selection firm, MB3 Consulting, since 2010. Before that he was a partner at Silverlode Consulting and worked for Ernst & Young and the City of Cleveland Economic Development Department.
Meet the Growth Partnership Staff
The Growth Partnership for Ashtabula County currently has 2 highly experienced, full time employees. Greg and Cindy are both very dedicated to growth in the county and work steadily to insure that the Growth Partnership is an inclusive, engaged, collaborative, and performance-based strategic development organization.
James Mayer, President
Huffman Mayer Wealth Management Group
Laura Jones, Vice President
Ashtabula County Airport Authority
Scott Becker, Immediate Past President
Michelle McClure, Secretary
Craig Parker, Treasurer
Northeast Ohio Box
ACMC Healthcare System
Molded Fiber Glass Companies
Robert S. Morrison Foundation
Ashtabula County Commissioner
Ashtabula City Manager
Geneva City Manager
Growth Partnership Leadership
Growth Partnership for Ashtabula County is governed by an 11-member Executive Committee. These individuals are elected by the organization's trustees (Ashtabula County business and organizations). Currently, there are 65 trustees that provide funding to support Growth Partnership's operations and initiatives.
Five committees were developed to guide and manage specific aspects of Growth Partnership's operations.
Trustee Working Committees
Communications & Marketing
Best of the County
Platinum Members ($10,000)
Gold Members ($5,000-$9,999)
Elite Employment Center
Kister Construction Co
OH Air LLC
Saybrook Investment Corp
Thomas J Dillon
Silver Members ($2,500-$4,999)
Harpersfield-Geneva JEDDS I and II
JCI Contractors, Inc.
Northwest Charitable Foundation
State Farm Insurance Agency
Bronze Members ($1,000-$2,499)
Lantern of Saybrook
Raymond Builders Supply
The Lake House Inn Resort
Friend Members (Under $1,000)