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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Higher Opportunities with Higher Education

Whether providing a skilled workforce, industry specific training or access to world-class researchers, Wayne County's colleges and universities provide valuable resources to businesses.

Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute

Ohio State, ATI located in Wooster, Ohio, is an associate degree-granting program within the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University. Students participate in a curriculum that includes general and basic studies, hands-on experience and a paid industry internship.

Ohio State ATI is the largest institution of its kind in the U.S., enrolling approximately 800 students. ATI maintains a 99 percent job placement rate for all graduates within four months of graduation. 

Wayne College/University of Akron 

Founded in 1972, Wayne College is the only regional branch of 
The University of Akron and is authorized by the State of Ohio through the Ohio State Board of Regents to offer general education, including associate's degrees and baccalaureate-oriented preparation; technical education programs; and continuing education experiences for those who live in the College's service area of Wayne, Medina and Holmes counties. 

The College of Wooster
The College of Wooster
 is an independent liberal arts college, nationally recognized for an innovative curriculum that emphasizes independent learning. Each Wooster senior creates an original research project, written work, performance or exhibit of artwork, supported one-on-one by a faculty mentor.

This Independent Study, or I.S., is the cornerstone of a Wooster education. Forbes and U.S. News & World Report - have named the College on the list of their top colleges and universities in the nation.

Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center  

OARDC is the research institution of the Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

The center is home to research projects ranging from plant and animal sciences to human ecology and medicine, and includes branches across the state covering a total of over 7,000 acres (28 km²).

Institution Address Phone Number Type of Institution Degress Offered Enrollment
Ohio State-ATI 1328 Dover Rd., Wooster 44691 330-287-1331 Public, 2 yr.  Associate 821
The College of Wooster 1189 Beall Ave., Wooster 44691 330-263-2000 Private nonprofit, 4 yr. Bachelor 1,846
Wayne College 1901 Smucker Rd., Orrville 44667 800-221-8308 Public, 2-yr. Associate 1,587
OARDC 1680 Madison Ave. Wooster 44691 330-263-3701 Academic Research Facility NA 230 Researchers


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