Grow Your Career Here

Why grow your career in the Firelands?

Not only are the Firelands affordable when it comes to cost of living, we are home to

some of the best (and largest) employers in Ohio. With an unparalleled location,

access to world-class education and attractions, why not the Firelands?

Streamline Your Career

Erie, Huron & Ottawa County have endless career opportunities – many of which don’t require a Bachelor’s degree.

Hospitality

Construction

Healthcare

Manufacturing

Tech & Engineering

Employer Spotlight

Fabriweld and Pinnacle Powder Coating are great examples of the manufacturing success we see in the Firelands Region. Both conveniently located in Norwalk, OH, the county seat of Huron County. While they are two separate companies, they serve under the same umbrella. Check out their offers open today!  

Looking to Change Careers? Check out your resources.

Start or Grow your Business Here

Rise Program: Mentorship & Assistance to Grow your Small Business

Meet Alissa Fisher! She serves as the RISE Program Coordinator for the Erie County Economic Development Corporation/Norwalk Economic Development Corporation. The RISE Program invites you to work with business advisors who help you wrap sound business practices around great business ideas. Through one-on-one advising, networking, and technical assistance, our RISE advisors become an extension of your small business’ team.

The objective of RISE is to grow jobs and spearhead economic development by linking business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs to comprehensive 

Jumpstart or Grow Your

Professional Network

North Coast Young Professionals aims to provide networking and social opportunities to professionals under the age of 45, who work and/or reside in the Shores & Islands, Ohio region. They are dedicated to finding new ways for young adults to grow socially and professionally.

Re-locating here or moving back home?

From housing options, networking & career development opportunities to the best places to eat – we have all the resources you need. 

Applying for a Minor Work Permit?

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Events, Tips & Resources

Magruder Hospital Again Earns 5-Star Rating from CMS

"Magruder Hospital has once again achieved a five-star rating, the highest ranking possible, for overall quality of care from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). An overall star rating is based on how well a hospital performs across different areas...

Regionomics: Hierarchy of Workforce Needs

The complexity of the workforce landscape demands an integrated and tiered approach to begin to address the many underlying causes of low labor force participation. Firelands Forward created the Workforce Hierarchy of Needs (based off of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs)...

Regionomics: More Small Businesses = Stronger Communities

What is a small business? This can seem like a straightforward question. It’s that mom-and-pop shop down the street from my house I have been going to for years. But to better study and understand small businesses, which is what we do at ECEDC, it is important to use...

Child Care Study

Firelands Forward Regional Child Care Study In partnership with the Child Care Resource Center, a Child Care Study was completed throughout the Firelands Region. Every day parents across North Central Ohio make difficult decisions about who will care for their...

Regionomics: Income Inequality

Regionomics: Income Inequality You may have heard the news – U.S. Women’s Soccer players will now make the same salary as the U.S. Men’s Soccer players. In a multimillion-dollar payout, the women’s team received compensation for years' worth of unequal pay and a...

Collab Corner: Recovery Friendly Workplace

Problems become opportunities when the right people join together to create solutions. 70% of people diagnosed with depression are in the workforce and mental illness has cost the economy over $20B in lost productivity annually. Better mental health support programs...

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