Economic Development

The City Manager's Office is tasked with economic development within the City of Loveland. This includes business retention, recruitment, and working with interested developers.  

Our Economic Development staff provide assistance and serve as project facilitators for major economic development projects to ensure timely approval of plans and permits. The City of Loveland is committed to:

  • Creating and retaining quality jobs
  • Improving the quality of life for all citizens
  • Increasing private investment in the community
  • Increasing the city's income tax revenue
  • Providing and maintaining public infrastructure
  • Removing blight from the community

If you are interested in bringing your business to the City of Loveland or have questions about economic development, please contact Eva Wisby at or by calling (513) 707-1450.


Loveland is a city located within Hamilton, Clermont, and Warren counties in the southwestern part of Ohio in the Greater Cincinnati Area. Located near Exit 52 off Interstate 275 and also accessible via State Route 48, Loveland is about 15 miles northeast of the Cincinnati city limits. The city is 5.2 square miles, bordered by Hamilton, Symmes, and Miami Townships. 

Loveland grew around the railroad and Little Miami River. We are home to the nationally recognized Little Miami Scenic Trail, which appeals to our very active residents and local bicyclists. 

Key Business Zones

There are four key areas within city limits where business activity occurs:

  • The Commerce Park is zoned for light industrial use and features a number of diverse industrial/commercial businesses. The park is located off Union Cemetery Road.
  • The Loveland-Madeira Road Corridor extends from West Loveland Avenue to Kemper Road near I-275 is Loveland's key retail area, featuring a variety of shopping centers, restaurants, office buildings, and other retail outlets.
  • The area along West Loveland Avenue includes a mix of small office and retail leading into Historic Downtown.
  • The Historic Downtown District features small offices, retail shops, and restaurants. Additionally, there are many businesses in this area that cater to recreational opportunities made possible by the Little Miami Scenic Trail and Little Miami Scenic River.

Business Recruitment & Retention

The City of Loveland has a variety of means to assist businesses in locating and remaining in Loveland. The city has provided tax abatements, tax increment financing, forgivable loans, community reinvestment areas, assistance with Ohio grant, and training dollars. The city also has a customer-friendly, award-winning Building and Zoning Office that serves as a one-stop shop for your permitting, inspection, and application needs. 

For more information on what resources may be available to your business, please contact Eva Wisby at or by calling (513) 707-1450.