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 Competitive Cost Structure

 Wayne County's favorable business climate and high quality of living, combined with low business and personal costs, make it a competitive location for business growth.

Wayne County’s cost of living is considerably lower than other parts of the United States and Ohio. In fact, recent studies confirm that Wayne County is the lowest cost location among major micropolitan and metropolitan areas in the state. You can use our
calculator to demonstrate the cost savings your company can realize with a move to Wayne County.  

Employers report a generally favorable labor cost advantage of ten to fifteen percent over neighboring counties to the east and north.  Our most recent wages survey can be downloaded
here.


ACCRA Cost of Living Index 2012 (1st Quarter)

METRO/MICRO

COMPOSITE

GROCERY

HOUSING

UTILITIES

TRANSP.

HeALTH CARE

MISC. GOODS

               

Ashland OH Micro

86.0

97.5

73.3

88.3

103.1

103.9

83.7

Dayton OH Metro

92.9

92.8

74.4

105.0

103.2

87.7

102.7

Wooster OH Micro

91.8

96.8

79.2

114.5

95.6

91.7

92.3

Columbus OH Metro

89.2

95.2

78.4

91.1

96.1

97.4

92.2

Lima OH Metro

96.9

97.1

78.0

92.1

104.9

108.4

110.9

Cincinnati-Middletown OH-KY-IN Metro

92.7

100.7

79.2

92.3

105.0

100.8

96.1

Findlay OH Micro

95.3

102.6

82.1

84.3

95.6

94.1

107.5

Akron OH Metro

104.1

108.6

113.1

103.6

107.2

97.2

94.5

Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor OH Metro

100.1

108.4

93.8

105.1

101.5

103.8

99.7


 Source: ACCRA COST OF LIVING INDEX, Data for  First Quarter, 2012, published May, 2012 
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