Seneca County, Ohio consistently ranks in the top ten percent of all similar counties nationwide in economic development. In the last four years alone, there have been 1500 new jobs and a quarter of a billion in new investment announced. The county boasts a diverse economy led by manufacturing, a $1.3 billion sector, with education and healthcare following, with three times the employment of the national average in those areas. Heidelberg University and Tiffin University, together with a public school system that has won 24 national awards in the past ten years as well as a technical school that places 98% of its graduates, means a pipeline of talent that supplements the quarter million workers within a 30-minute drive. And with a cost of living and doing business that is 20 percent below the national average, it’s a great place to live and grow your business.
Seneca County has strong infrastructure with millions of available gallons of water and sewer capacity; CSXT, NS, and short line rail; access to 4 commercial airports within a 90-minute drive (TOL, DTW, CLE, CMH); and connectivity to I-75 and I-80/90 as well as several US routes, as well as an outstanding local airport with flight school, charter service, and aircraft sales and maintenance. It offers shovel-ready and certified sites in new and established industrial parks in Tiffin and Fostoria, as well as existing and new spec building space (under construction). Several new commercial and residential developments are also currently moving forward. The community also prides itself on providing a pro-business environment, with aggressive incentives and strong support, assisting with everything from employee tax credits to property tax exemptions, from customized worker training and recruitment to expedited and discounted permits.
David Zak, President & Chief Executive Officer
Seneca Industrial Economic Development Corporation
19 W. Market Street, Suite C
Tiffin, OH 44883