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The Lakewood Chamber of Commerce is proud to partner with the following organizations to promote economic development within the community.

lakewoodCity of Lakewood, Planning & Development Department
The Department of Planning and Development at City Hall coordinates long-range planning, zoning, and economic development for the City as well as administers the federal Community Development Block Grant Funds awarded to Lakewood by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.


LakewoodAlive, Lakewood’s nonprofit 501(c)(3) economic development organization, was founded in 2002 by the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce and the City of Lakewood.  LakewoodAlive is a member of Heritage Ohio, the oversight organization for the Ohio Main Street Program. The revitalization of downtown Lakewood and housing outreach are the main focus areas of LakewoodAlive.


downtown lakewood logoDowntown Lakewood
Downtown Lakewood is a volunteer-based program of LakewoodAlive. Using the Main Street Approach, this organization is committed to the revitalization of Lakewood’s historic business district.

Merchants’ Associations

The Downtown Lakewood Business Alliance (DLBA), Uptown Lakewood and WE Lakewood are merchant associations that meet regularly and promote their respective business districts by holding special events, cross-promotions, etc.