The City of Shaker Heights established the SHDC in 1981. A majority of SHDC’s board is comprised of citizen members, plus city staff and elected officials. The board serves as an agent of the City; the City, in turn, serves as SHDC’s fiduciary agent. SHDC's nonprofit status enables us to accept charitable donations to advance the creation and preservation of economic opportunities for Shaker Heights.
Shaker Heights Development Corporation's mission is to enhance the commercial revitalization efforts of the City of Shaker Heights in order to strengthen residential neighborhoods and diversify the City’s tax base.
SHDC envisions an enriched Shaker Heights community that seamlessly blends our innovative history into a vibrant future by fostering entrepreneurial opportunities and stimulating sustainable economic growth.