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Top 5 Finish Continues Wayne County's Top Micro Streak

Site Selection magazine ranked Wayne County, Ohio fourth among...

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Top 5 Finish Continues Wayne County's Top Micro Streak

Site Selection magazine ranked Wayne County, Ohio fourth among the country’s 576 micropolitan areas for new business growth in 2012! 2012 marks the seventh consecutive year that the Wooster/Wayne micro has been named one of the top six micropolitans in the nation.

Wayne County qualified for fourth place with 14 projects in 2012. The projects included eight from Wooster, five from Orrville and one from Rittman.

Orrville Mayor Dave Handwerk said the area's assets and collaborative effort contributed to the latest ranking.

"We certainly feel that Wayne County has a lot to offer any business that would choose to locate here. I think the "team work" with the WEDC, county and city/village governments is something special. We have been blessed with successful industries and we will do our best to keep that momentum moving forward," Handwerk said.

Since 2006, Wayne County has finished second in the nation three times, third one time and fourth two times. Its lowest ranking was in 2008, when it finished sixth among the nation’s micropolitan areas.

Wayne County was the highest ranking micropolitan in Ohio and in the entire Midwest during six of those years.

According to Rod Crider, Wayne Economic Development Council president, the rankings show the "Growing a Quality Future" campaign for economic development is working. “The campaign catapulted us into the Top Ten the year after its implementation in 2005,” said Crider. The plan is focused, measurable and most importantly, impactful. Our investors and leadership are to be commended for their commitment to economic development and business expansion."

Site Selection is the senior publication in the corporate real estate and economic development field, and the official publication of the Industrial Asset Management Council. To determine its 2012 ranking of micropolitans, it analyzed new corporate location projects that created 50 or more new jobs, required new construction of at least 20,000 square feet or involved a capital investment of at least $1 million. Site Selection’syearly analyses are regarded by corporate real estate analysts as “the industry scoreboard.”

For more information, visit Site Selection magazine’s award-winning Web site at www.siteselection.com.

Opportunities in Orrville

A diverse industrial and manufacturing base of global, national and regionally recogized companies thrive in Orrville and collectively employ more than 4,000 people.  Orrville is proud to manufacturer products that are distributed all over the world.  Where...

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Opportunities in Orrville

A diverse industrial and manufacturing base of global, national and regionally recogized companies thrive in Orrville and collectively employ more than 4,000 people.  Orrville is proud to manufacturer products that are distributed all over the world.  Where In the World is Orrville, OH

The top 10 Orrville employers include:

The J.M. Smucker Company

JLG Industries

The Scott's Miracle Gro Company

Dairy Enterprises

The Will-Burt Company

Quality Castings

Bekaert Corporation

Venture Products

Aultman Orrville Hospital

The University of Akron Wayne College

 

The Orrville Office of Economic Development is committed to enhancing industrial and economic growth.  A new 75 acre business park opened in 2012.  The first tenant, Venture Products, maker of Ventrac tractors and attachments broke ground in June 2012 for its new global corporate headquarters building and manufacturing plant.

Economy Thrives Here

Orrville has built a reputation as a flourishing community with a supportive business climate where major corporations, family businesses and entrepreneurs can start and grow a business in the midst of strategic U.S. market areas.

Best known as the home of...

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Economy Thrives Here

Orrville has built a reputation as a flourishing community with a supportive business climate where major corporations, family businesses and entrepreneurs can start and grow a business in the midst of strategic U.S. market areas.

Best known as the home of The J.M. Smucker Company, founded 1897, Orrville also claims several other nationally prominent companies all founded by local entrepreneurs.  These businesses include, The Smith Dairy Products Company (1909), Schantz Organ Company (1873), The Will-Burt Company (1918),The Quality Castings Company (1933) and Venture Products (1975).

Today new industries continue to thrive in Orrville, and collectively employ more than 4,000 people.  The Orrville Office of Economic Development is committed to enhancing industrial and economic growth.  A new 75 acre business park opened in 2012.  The first tenant, Venture Products, maker of Ventrac tractors and attachments broke ground in late June for its new global corporate headquarters building and manufacturing plant. 

Learn more about industrial opportunities in Orrville www.orrvilledevelopment.com

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Main Street Orrville

Since 2004, Main Street Orrville has been dedicated to the revitalization, rehabilitation, promotion and beautification of downtown Orrville.  

 

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Main Street Orrville

Since 2004, Main Street Orrville has been dedicated to the revitalization, rehabilitation, promotion and beautification of downtown Orrville.  

 

EntreprenOrrville Center for Business Innovation, a Main Street Orrville initiative, serves to develop the next generation of local entrepreneurers.  The Center provides an Entrepreneur-In-Residence to assist entrepreneurs take their businesses from idea to launch and to assist existing businesses overcome challenges they face which keep them from being competitive in the marketplace. 

Downtown Real Estate properties are available.  Learn more.

City of Orrville

 

The City of Orrville's greatest resource is and will continue to be the people.  A community that comes together in an active partnership to foster academic, cultural and economic opportunities to cultivate a safe, vibrant and healthy community for...

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City of Orrville

 

The City of Orrville's greatest resource is and will continue to be the people.  A community that comes together in an active partnership to foster academic, cultural and economic opportunities to cultivate a safe, vibrant and healthy community for our citizens and organizations.

For over 100 years, Orrville Utilities has provided residents and businesses with quality utility services.  Learn more about each of the Orrville Utilities departments:

Electric 

Water

Waste Water

Technical Services - Wireless Internet

The City of Orrville, founded 1864, is located in Northeast Ohio and easily accessible to major Interstates.  OH State Route 57 becomes Main Street as it runs North to South through the center of town.  To the north of Orrville is OH State Route 585 and a little further north access to I-76.  To the south of Orrville is OH State Route 30, part of the original Lincoln Highway Corridor.   

 

Wayne Economic Development

The Wayne County Economic Development Council (WEDC) is dedicated to the economic development of Northeast Ohio. Its purpose is to serve as the lead economic development organization for Wayne County, and to stimulate new investment and job growth through business expansion and attraction...

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Wayne Economic Development

The Wayne County Economic Development Council (WEDC) is dedicated to the economic development of Northeast Ohio. Its purpose is to serve as the lead economic development organization for Wayne County, and to stimulate new investment and job growth through business expansion and attraction initiatives.

For more information about WEDC, please visit www.waynedevelopment.org.

Orrville Economic Development

The Office of Orrville Economic Development is the lead industrial and commercial development office for the city. Its goal is to develop, manage and market opportunities for investment and employment in the City of...

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Orrville Economic Development

The Office of Orrville Economic Development is the lead industrial and commercial development office for the city. Its goal is to develop, manage and market opportunities for investment and employment in the City of Orrville.

Currently seeking tennants for Orrville's NEW industrial park.  View map and site information here  or download a brochure

 

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State of Ohio Initiatives

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Office of Workforce Development offers tools and resources for job seekers and employers...

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State of Ohio Initiatives

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Office of Workforce Development offers tools and resources for job seekers and employers.

The Office of Workforce Development is in charge of several new and exciting statewide initiatives related to Green Jobs and The Shale Industry.  The purpose of these intitiatives is to place added focus on special programs and populations that need financial support above and beyond local area funds.

 

Career Center Partnerships

 

The Wayne County Schools Career Center has many opportunities for partnerships with local businesses and industries.  The support of Wayne County is vital to the success of high school and adult students...

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Career Center Partnerships

 

The Wayne County Schools Career Center has many opportunities for partnerships with local businesses and industries.  The support of Wayne County is vital to the success of high school and adult students enrolled in WCSCC programs.  Studies show that most WSCSS graduates stay in the Wayne County area and contribute to the local economy as skilled workers.  WCSCC is always looking for new ways to interact with the real world of work. 

Workforce Evaluations are now available to help employers evaluate potential employees before hiring them.  

 

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