an Edison Technology Incubator

Glide wraps effective business structures around great ideas. 


We're Fostering Business Growth and Success in Lorain County, Ohio

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Business Development Services
for Northeast Ohio

The Great Lakes Innovation and Development Enterprise (GLIDE) is a unique public/private partnership (located on the Lorain County Community College Campus) that can help you to grow your business, whether you are at the idea or expansion stage.


Services provided by GLIDE include:

  • Business/idea assessments
  • Technology/staffing support
  • Access to legal counsel
  • Educational resources
  • Business management mentoring
  • Access to capital
  • Strategic business guidance

Business Consultation

GLIDE is staffed with business-development specialists who will meet with you to discuss your idea. There is no charge for the initial consultation. We will review your situation, identify the services you need and direct you to resources that can help bring your idea to life. GLIDE also offers fee-based advanced business services.

From idea formulation, business structure, strategic planning and everything in between, GLIDE gives you access to the services you need.

Get Your Ideas off the Ground

To get started, contact us for a free personal consultation at:

Great Lakes Innovation and Development Enterprise
151 Innovation Drive, Suite 210                                                    
Elyria, Ohio 44035
Phone: 440-366-4310
Fax: 440-366-4320
Office hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm