Business Recruitment & Retention

Solid relationship building, and effective, on-going communication are the cornerstones of Lake County’s approach to learning about the local business community. Information about fast track permitting/navigators that help businesses through the regulatory process.

Through a multi-tiered approach to business retention and expansion, LEAD has created an extensive business support system that assists businesses in achieving their goals of economic prosperity.

IndustryEmployedAverage Annual Wage
(Lake County)
Average Annual Wage
Health Care and Social Assistance19,848$55,910$63,066
Retail Trade18,972$38,513$40,632
Accommodation and Food Services12,442$24,477$28,218
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services8,394$41,693$53,588
Educational Services7,905$48,235$59,666
Other Services (except Public Administration)6,457$32,328$40,717
Public Administration5,430$55,113$77,329
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services5,306$70,126$112,892
Transportation and Warehousing4,871$49,386$61,126
IndustryEmployedAverage Annual Wage
(Lake County)
Average Annual Wage
Office and Administrative Support Occupations14,195$40,000$47,000
Sales and Related Occupations13,807$39,100$50,500
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations12,272$29,600$33,100
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations10,196$37,000$45,300
Construction and Extraction Occupations8,946$44,400$58,700
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations8,273$85,900$98,900
Management Occupations7,068$103,500$124,200
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance6,421$32,800$37,800
Healthcare Support Occupations5,694$31,600$35,800
Educational Instruction and Library Occupations5,578$51,900$64,800