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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Crossroads of Culture and Countryside

The rural charm of Wayne County's rolling hills, lush woods, and scenic farmland is only the beginning of the offerings available to visitors and residents.

An abundance of cultural activities and events make Wayne County a great destination any time of the year. From the Ohio Light Opera's nationally recognized theater in the summer to the Wayne Center Ballet Company's Nutcracker in the winter, there is something to satisfy every taste year round.

Known as the "Gateway to Amish Country," Wayne and the surrounding counties are home to the world's largest Amish population. Famous for their beautiful quilts and high-quality craftsmanship, the Amish people are also known for their peaceful ways and timeless lifestyle. A large number of restaurants, shops and stores feature authentic Amish products, from food to furniture.

Numerous world-renowned companies call Wayne County home including 
The J.M. Smucker Company, Wooster Brush Company, and The Cat's Meow Village, creators of the popular two-dimensional wooden collectibles.

Shop at one-of-a-kind retail stores such as Lehman's Hardware, P. Graham Dunn Gallery, The Smucker Company Store and Cafe, Everything Rubbermaid, and The Cat's Meow MarketPlace. Whether you are looking for a peaceful get-a-way to a cozy bed & breakfast, a shopping experience in a wide variety of stores, or an entertaining cultural event, you can find just what you're looking for in Wayne County. For more information on Wayne County attractions, visit the Wayne County Convention and Visitors Bureau. 
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