Wayne County Economic Development Council

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Strong Incentives
Tax credits, abatements, grants, low-cost financing Foreign Trade Zone and more.

Business-Friendly Climate
Effective community and government partnerships locally and throughout Northeast Ohio.

Access to Markets
Central location with great ground, rail, water and air accessibility.

High Quality of Life
Small town hospitality and country living with big city opportunities.

Leading Ag-Bioscience Infrastructure
Premier research facilities and infrastructure.

Low Cost of Doing Business

Energy, labor and occupancy costs among the nation’s most affordable.

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A Dynamic, Agurban Environment Awaits

Over the past several decades, Wayne County has evolved into one of the most dynamic small communities in the country.  We offer the advantages of small-town living with the amenities offered by the three Metropolitan Statistical Area’s of Cleveland, Akron and Canton in close proximity.We pride ourselves on our agricultural heritage and the work ethic it has engendered in our labor force.  It has also propelled us into one of the elite areas of the US for technology and R&D associated with the agbiosciences. 

We also have a vibrant, international manufacturing community that has prospered here as well.  Companies like J.M Smucker, Bosch, Snap-On, Worthington Industries, Purina and Pepsico all have operations in Wayne County.  They are joined by a host of other local manufacturing concerns that continue to grow due to lower costs and ready access to markets.

Here are a few additional facts about Wayne County that might be of interest:

Wayne county has been named the No. 2 micropolitan area in terms of economic development by the Site Selection megazine in 2012, finishing in the Top 10 for the sixth consecutive year.
  • The City of Wooster, which is Wayne County’s largest city and county seat, has been named northeast Ohio’s Best Hometown.
  • The area is home to the one of the nation’s top technology incubators and research parks.
  • The area is home to the one of the highest ranked liberal arts colleges in the country.
Wayne County offers the global business community a unique combination of quality for your business and your life.  Careful nurturing of this brand over the years has vaulted it into one of the elite small communities in the country.  And, you won’t find a group more eager and interested in helping you succeed than our economic development team here in Wayne County.
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