State Rep. Gayle Manning (R-North Ridgeville) announces an initiative that will bring around 400 jobs to Lorain County. An online car retailer, Carvana, intends to build a facility in Lorain County, which will invest $23 million and an estimated $13.2 million in payroll.
“With our steadily growing economy, and dedicated business community, Lorain County is the perfect home for Carvana. I look forward to the opportunities this new development will bring," said Manning.
Carvana will build on a former apple orchard that is logistically positioned to serve portions of the Eastern, Midwestern and Upper Great Lakes markets.
Several local organizations assisted Carvana in its site selection process including the Lorain County Board of Commissioners and County Prosecutors, Elyria Township, and the cities of Elyria and Lorain. These entities have been working together for months to help make this project possible. Ohio Development Services Agency, JobsOhio and Team NEO provided assistance within the economic development process as well.
Founded in 2012 and based in Phoenix, Carvana’s mission is to change the way people buy cars. Carvana offers consumers an intuitive and convenient online car buying and financing platform. Carvana.com enables consumers to quickly and easily shop more than 15,000 vehicles, finance, trade-in or sell their current vehicle to Carvana, sign contracts, and schedule as-soon-as-next-day delivery or pickup at one of Carvana’s patented, automated car vending machines.