- Economic Development
- Community Profile
The City of Brooklyn, Ohio has a population of approximately 11,000 residents and an area of just over 4 square miles. Strategically located in central Cuyahoga County, Brooklyn is bordered on three sides by the City of Cleveland while sharing its southern border with the City of Parma.
Direct access to Interstates 71 (I-71) and 480 (I-480) enables residents and corporate citizens to easily access regional destinations throughout Northeast Ohio including Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (6 miles) and Downtown Cleveland (5 miles).
As an inner-ring suburb of Cleveland, 98% of the city's total land area is developed or restricted from development. Although the city does have multi-family housing options, single-family detached housing comprises 66% of all housing units.
The main employment centers in Brooklyn are concentrated around the industrial/commercial districts in the southwest corner of the city. The most concentrated area is at the Tiedeman Road and I-480 interchange, which is anchored by the city's largest employer, KeyBank.
The northern section of Tiedeman Road has recently experienced an increase in commercial activity with the repurposing of the former American Greetings headquarters complex into a mixed-use commercial development anchored by Medical Mutual. The city also has a large concentration of national and big-box retail at the Ridge Road and I-480 interchange.
This commercial area is anchored by regional retail center, Ridge Park Square and has recently expanded along Brookpark Road with the addition of Menards. The northern section of the city includes an industrial district along Clinton Road and the northernmost part of the Cleveland Metroparks' Big Creek Reservation.
The city works in collaboration with several groups to promote the community. TeamNEO is a key partner in promoting Northeast Ohio communities to companies outside of Ohio, while the Greater Cleveland Partnership assists with business retention efforts in Brooklyn and throughout Cuyahoga County. The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce serves the local business community and provides networking opportunities.
For more information about the City of Brooklyn, please contact Economic Development and Planning Director Jeremy Rowan.