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Targeted Industries

Lake County’s Economic Development team is enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the County’s established and its up-and-coming industries. We have a firm grasp on how changes in trends and developments on the horizon may affect those industries. Whether you are an existing Lake County business or are newcomer to the area, we can help foster connections, identify opportunities and evaluate how your goals and strategies correlate with those of others.

Do you need more information about a particular industry or help with a problem? Contact us today for assistance.

Clean Tech

Green Building

Green building refers to the design, manufacture, and marketing of materials that promote efficiency and environmentally friendly technologies. Activities include the research and development of materials and systems, manufacture of building components and final assembly of complete systems. Some definitions are also stretched to include building "systems" such as concrete, modular and panelized products. In addition, "integrated" building systems tend to use a greater degree of information technology in the design and operation of new homes and commercial buildings.

Clean Energy

Innovative technologies in the energy sector usually involve renewable or "sustainable" sources of fuel, but may also include applications to harness the potential of fossil fuels in much cleaner ways. Those power sources most commonly associated with "clean energy" potential include solar, wind, biomass, energy-from-waste, fuel cells, alternative batteries and hybrid engines. The research & development, manufacture, and deployment of these types of innovations is grouped under the broadly defined category of "energy technology."

Health and Wellness

This industry includes healthcare, recreation, sports training, physical rehabilitation, and related business activities (i.e. life sciences, research and development, etc). This sector includes establishments providing health care for individuals, including ambulatory health care services and hospitals. Trained professionals deliver the services provided by establishments in this sector. All industries in the sector share this commonality of process, namely, labor inputs of health practitioners with requisite expertise.

Business Services

The business services inductry includes firms that provide support services to a variety of companies and individuals. Often, however, their primary clients are other firms and can serve regional and national markets. This sector includes both corporate and technical services, such as funds management; corporate law; marketing and advertising; computer and software design; data storage and process; management consulting; and corporate headquarters. The sector also includes more basic business support services, such as document reproduction and data processing and technical services, such as research and testing, engineering and specialized design services.

Agritech

Agritechnology is a segment of biotechnology that focuses on genetic engineering, cloning and high-tech horticulture and agriculture.

Art, Recreation & Leisure

The leisure trade sector includes a range of establishments that operate facilities or provide services to meet varied cultural, entertainment, and recreational interests of their patrons. This sector comprises establishments that are involved in producing, promoting or participating in live performances, events, or exhibits intended for public viewing. This sector also includes establishments that preserve and exhibit objects and sites of historical, cultural or educational interest, as well as establishments that operate facilities or provide services that enable patrons to participate in recreational activities or pursue amusement, hobby and leisure-time interests.