Headquarters & Professional Services

Outpacing the nation in headquarters and professional services growth.

A service-oriented region that thrives in professional services.

With nearly 187,000 workers supporting headquarters and professional services operations throughout the region, few locations rival Northeast Ohio in this sector. The region has the second-heaviest concentration of headquarters employment among the 20 largest metros in the U.S. Proportionately, the region outpaces much larger markets, including Chicago, Atlanta, and New York, creating a strong demand for professional services in Northeast Ohio.

Successful businesses need the support of top-tier professional services. The Northeast Ohio Region offers a world-class professional services cluster of leading legal, insurance, and marketing firms. In addition, the region’s financial sector is among the top 5 in the U.S.

The Northeast Ohio Region has outpaced the nation in headquarters employment growth since 1990, fostering the continued development of the professional services industry. Northeast Ohio is a prime location for professional service operations, thanks to its talented workforce and corporate-friendly tax structure, as well as exceptional growth opportunities.

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Concentrated strength, competitive costs, and continued growth.

A thriving professional services cluster, rental and wage costs that are 50% lower than those in New York City, and a strong Midwest work ethic? With conditions like this, you can’t afford to look elsewhere.

Headquarters & Professional Services Ecosystem in Northeast Ohio

15% growth

15% employment growth in professional services sector from 2001-2017

#4 in U.s.

#4 in U.S. headquarters employment


40% of ohio

40% of Ohio’s Fortune 1000 companies

2nd heaviest

2nd heaviest concentration of headquarters employment among top 20 U.S. metros

top 5

Top 5 financial sector in the U.S.

Available Sites

Olmsted Joint Economic Development District

Olmsted Joint Economic Development District

The joint Economic Development District (Olmsted JEDD) of Olmsted Township and City of Olmsted Falls has a site of 80 acres for industrial development. Additional acreage for expansion is available. The property is zoned for light industrial/distribution and utilities are available.

Team NEO RightSites North Jackson - McCluggag

North Jackson – McCluggage

A rectangle-shaped 92-acre site on three parcels for sale by a private owner, this property is half wooded and half farm land. Currently zoned as agricultural, the site sits along a divided access road between two industrial areas.

Team NEO RightSites Nelson Sand & Gravel

Nelson Sand & Gravel

The Nelson Sand & Gravel site, located halfway between Cleveland, OH and Erie, PA, is approximately 94 acres that can be subdivided as needed and is owned by a single owner.

Team NEO RightSites Louisville Ind Park

Louisville Industrial Park

This site was home to the former Chesapeake/Encino Energy Corp office. It has over 170 contiguous, developable acres expandable up to 261 acres.

Team NEO RightSites JAB

JAB Property, Ashtabula

The JAB property, located on just over 80 acres of publicly owned land in Ashtabula, is a prime site for industrial development.

Canton GO

Canton Ohio GO Site

172.4 Remaining Developable Acres.

Philipp Parkway Industrial Site

Philipp Parkway Industrial Site

100 Remaining Developable Acres.

CASTLO Industrial Park

CASTLO Industrial Park

47.5 Remaining Developable Acres.

Aero Site

Aero Site

410 Remaining Developable Acres.

massillon energy technology park

Massillon Energy & Technology Park

200 Remaining Developable Acres.

Wooster Innovation Park - West

Wooster Innovation Park – West

49.5 Remaining Developable Acres.

Beacon Business Park

Beacon Business Park

600 Remaining Developable Acres.

The Northeast Ohio Region

401 Newell Street

36 Remaining Developable Acres.

The Northeast Ohio Region

Riverside Rail Park

21 Remaining Developable Acres.

The Northeast Ohio Region

Canton Industrial Land II

22 Remaining Developable Acres.

The Northeast Ohio Region

Canton Industrial Land I

98 Remaining Developable Acres.

Warren BDM Brownfield

Warren BDM Brownfield

236 Remaining Developable Acres.

Trade Park

Trade Park

32 Remaining Developable Acres.

Rittman Industrial Park

Rittman Industrial Park

60 Remaining Developable Acres.

Ontario Commerce Park

Ontario Commerce Park

175 Remaining Developable Acres.

Ohio Wooster Innovation Park: Wooster 140

Ohio Wooster Innovation Park

40 Remaining Developable Acres.

Mercantile Drive

Mercantile Drive

32 Remaining Developable Acres.

Cuyahoga Valley Industrial

Cuyahoga Valley Industrial Center

The Cuyahoga Valley Industrial Center is adjacent to I-77.

bonner industrial park

Bonner Industrial Park

84 Remaining Developable Acres.

Bluestone business park

Bluestone Business Park

29 Remaining Developable Acres.

Alliance Commerce Park

Alliance Commerce Park

106 Remaining Developable Acres.

north central ohio industrial park

North Central Ohio Industrial Park

102 Remaining Developable Acres.

newcomerstown site aerial view

Newcomerstown Ohio Industrial Park

97 remaining developable acres.

Airport West

Airport West Industrial Park

70 Remaining Developable Acres.

Colleges, universities, and education providers offering management & professional services related areas of study.

Management & Professional Services Workforce Data

Top 10 Management & Professional Services Employers in Northeast Ohio

Mancan, Inc.2,175
Willis Towers Watson2,116
Actionlink, LLC2,000
Ernst & Young LLP1,476
Jones Day Limited Partnership900
Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA780
Cohen & Company, LTD650
Quadax, Inc.536
Baker & Hostetler LLP465
Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP358
Source: D&B Hoovers, Reference USA

Top 10 Management & Professional Services Occupations in Northeast Ohio

OccupationEmployed in Industry
Accountants and Auditors8,917
Software Developers and Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers6,509
Management Analysts4,848
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks4,540
Customer Service Representatives4,401
Paralegals and Legal Assistants4,289
Computer Systems Analysts3,918
Office Clerks, General3,836
Project Management Specialists and Business Operations Specialists, All Other3,703
Source: D&B Hoovers 
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Celebrating the 10th anniversary of its entry into the United States and the establishment of Cleveland & the Northeast Ohio Region for its North American headquarters.

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Mindy McLaughlin

Mindy McLaughlin

Managing Director, Global Business Development, Team NEO 

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