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 grow your business, whether you are at the idea or expansion stage.  Glide was developed and is supported by the Lorain County Commissioners, the Lorain County Growth Partnership and Lorain County Community College in 2001.

Glide will provide business idea assessments, technology and staffing support, access to legal counsel, access to capital, educational resources and business management mentoring. 

Glide is staffed with business development specialists.  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 will provide access to every service you need from idea formulation, business structure and strategic planning.

Glide is an Edison Technology Incubator.  The only Edison Incubator on a college campus in the State.

If you would like to get your business idea off the ground, contact Glide now for a free personal consultation.  Call Glide at 440-366-4310 or visit