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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Easy Access to Profitable Markets

Wayne County is strategically positioned between Columbus and Cleveland, Ohio.  It provides convenient access to interstate highways I-71, I-76 and I-77.  Wayne County is approximately 35 miles from the cities of Akron and Canton and 60 miles from downtown Cleveland.

 Wayne County's strategic location makes it:

  • Within a one-hour flight of half the U.S. population
  • Accessible to 20 major U.S. markets via a one-day interstate highway drive, with 30 other major metropolitan areas reachable on the second day
  • A one hour drive to downtown Cleveland's business district and cultural attractions or 45 minute drive to similar amenities in Akron or Canton. Ohio.
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