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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National Leadership in the Agbiosciences

The nation’s leading agbioresource facilty is located right here in Wayne County, Ohio.

The Ohio State University Ohio Agricultural Research Development Center (OARDC) is the largest of its type in the nation. Containing thousands of acres of agricultural land and more than 230 university researchers, its potential to assist enterprises with bio-based research and development, commercialization, innovation and entrepreneurial efforts is unparalleled. 


Coupled with the state’s third largest agricultural economy, the OARDC has what it takes to develop Northeast Ohio’s bio-economy into a specialized and world renowned research, development and production cluster. It's leadership includes being:


·    Nationally ranked in the top 10 in terms of research cited.

·    The largest and most comprehensive agricultural research facility in the United States.

·    Involved in annual collaborations with more than 130 businesses throughout the world.

·    Some 230 scientists conducting more than 400 research projects annually.

·    A generator of more than $1 billion of annual economic impact and cost savings to Ohio and the United States.

The integration of BioHio with other regional assets, a willingness to pursue new biological markets and a population that is innovative by nature will help the OARDC and Wayne County lead Northeast Ohio into the bio-economy age.

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