Solon is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States, and is a suburb of Cleveland. It is part of Northeast Ohio's combined Cleveland-Akron-Canton metropolitan area, the 15th largest Combined Statistical Area in the country. The city has been recognised by Money in its list of "Best Places to Live" multiple times. The city has been rated as one of the safest in Ohio, has a highly rated public school system, and was ranked as one of the "best places to raise kids" by Bloomberg Businessweek.
Solon has a strong economy and in 2013 and 2014 was granted a Google eCity award, recognising it as the city with the strongest online business community in Ohio. In 1929, the Bready Cultimotor tractor company became the first industrial company to locate in Solon. Since then, Solon has served as home to many multinational companies, including several global and North American headquarters. Although Solon is a suburb of Cleveland, it has an employment base sufficient to support its residential population and thus should not be considered a bedroom community.
Today, according to city government authorities, Solon has major clusters of businesses in five manufacturing industries: electronic and electrical equipment, industrial and commercial machinery, measuring and controlling devices and instruments, chemicals and allied products, and fabricated metal products. Over 8,000, or 75%, of Solon's 10,700 manufacturing jobs are concentrated in these five sectors. Major employers include: Nestlé (headquarters of Stouffer Foods), Swagelok, Pentair, Signature of Solon Country Club, Keithley Instruments and Arrow Electronics. Other well-known businesses include: the Cleveland Clinic, King Nut Company, and First Class Limos.
Wrap Tite is a small business in town that manufactures stretch wrap and other packing and shipping products. The Robbins Company, a leading international manufacturer of tunnel boring machines is headquartered in Solon. Robbins employs over 150 individuals in the city and has produced a number of industry innovations.
Other top employers include: Cleveland Clinic Foundation, National Enterprise Systems, City of Solon, CVS Caremark, Solon City School District, nVent, MRI Software, and Kennametal.
Solon has a population of over 22,910 people. Solon also forms part of the wider Cleveland-Akron-Canton metropolitan area which has a population of over 3,515,646 people.