Strongsville's bustling business parks have added 600 new jobs so far this year through expansions and new move-ins.
Painter said all the activity then spurs other companies to in Strongsville.
"We're thrilled with what we have here," he said.
He said the city's industrial parks are also becoming higher-tech employers, with the existing warehouse space being taken over by manufacturing plants.
The lure for new businesses will be even greater when Time Warner Cable finishes installing fiber optic lines for faster Internet service into the industrial parks -- a project that would have cost the city $1 million.
Retails Looks Good, Too
Sheetz and O'Charley's are moving ahead with plans to build at the corner of Pearl and Whitney roads.
"There is activity, finally, in front of Lowe's," Painter said.