The Summit Business Partnership is a systematic service delivery system for economic and community development molded after proven, successful private sector customer satisfaction programs. The objective is straightforward: to satisfy, retain and grow those businesses that are already located in Summit County.
It is a proven fact that up to 80% of job growth in any community is generated by the businesses that are already located in that community – not from attraction or recruitment activities. That is why communities throughout Summit County have joined together with County Executive Russell M. Pry and his Department of Community & Economic Development. A diverse team of service providers who can provide assistance as appropriate to support these communities.
The program is developed with four key elements:
1) Face-to-face meeting with business owners using trained,
professional Outreach Personnel.
2) A team of government (local, county, state) and economic
development service providers.
3) A Program Manager to manage the program in Summit County.
4) A technology system that enables members of the Summit Business
Partnership to communicate, share information, and respond quickly
and professionally to the needs of Summit County Businesses./p>