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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Satisfied Customers Tell Their Story

"Seaman Corporation has manufacturing facilities in Wooster, Ohio, in Bristol, Tennessee, and previously in Sarasota, Florida. While we have found that all of these locations offer positive attributes for businesses, we have a strong commitment to the Wayne County community.

Wayne County has a good labor force and is a location with excellent logistic support. Most importantly though, I treasure the quality of life offered by this unique community.

The agricultural community, supported by Ohio State’s Agriculture, Research, and Development Center, the light industrial base, and the College of Wooster, offer a stimulating living environment for a rural community. At the same time, Wooster has excellent access to the culture of the larger cities of Cleveland and Akron.

Wooster also has a strong philanthropic culture, providing not only financial but also leadership resources for a variety of community programs and services.

Wayne County truly is a special place to live, work, and raise a family."

Richard Seaman
President & CEO
Seaman Corporation 

"Wayne County has a diversified, progressive economic base and high quality of life.   

The Ohio Agricultural
Research and Development  Center of The Ohio State University is pleased to be part of that diversity and to add to the strong educational influence that helps support the area communities. 

The Wayne Economic Development Council is a critical "advantage plus," which not only keeps the economic drivers of the area connected but which also has the needed information at hand to share with others on why Wayne County is a great business destination."

Steve Slack, Director

Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC)
Ohio State University

"Wayne County is a great location to do business. The work force available possesses solid Midwestern values that equates to good employees.  The quality of life offered in our area is also a strong attribute to attracting and retaining skilled employees."

Bob Ellis
VP, Human Resources
J.M. Smucker Company 

"Wayne County has a tremendous team spirit not found elsewhere. If you need anything, you can be assured that government, the business community and other organizations will be there to assist you in any way possible. They have all certainly been there for me." 

Steve Matthew
Wooster Hydrostatics

“Combine a solid business community, consisting of numerous “world-class” and internationally recognized companies, with an exceptional work-force and efficient, cost-competitive transportation access and you have a formula for success.  

Wayne Count takes full advantage of these key economic development components, focusing on the continued prosperity of our existing business “partners”…as well as attracting new “growth-oriented” business opportunities.”

Jon Ansel
D+S Distribution

"TechniGraphics is a rapidly growing computer-aided design and digital mapping company. 

People ask me - don't you have difficulty in getting qualified people to move there? I tell them my experience. We never have a problem in getting the right people to move to Wooster." 

Dee Vaidya
President & CEO
TechniGraphics, Inc. 


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