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Wayne County Has a Multitude of Benefits to Propel Target Industries to Success

Wayne County, Ohio, supports industry by advocating for investment in research and development and by pursuing infrastructure investments that serve a diverse industry portfolio. Our strong supply chains, proximity and access to national and global markets, lower costs, beneficial tax structure and available workforce round out the formula for success that has catapulted Wooster/Wayne County to 7th-place for new project expansions in Site Selection Magazine’s Governor's Cup rankings.



‘Cool Stuff’ is Made Here

Wayne County's economy is built on a legacy of strength in manufacturing and innovative thinking. Our vibrant, international manufacturing community includes companies like Schaeffler Group, The J.M. Smucker Co, GOJO, Morton Salt, Wooster Brush, Daisy Brand, Artiflex, Purina and PepsiCo/Frito-Lay.

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We have companies like Schaeffler Group making the components that go into manufacturing, and companies like ABS Materials are leading the development of an emerging technology sector. Wayne County’s food processing cluster includes industry leaders such as J.M. Smucker Co., PepsiCo/Frito-Lay, Morton Salt, Daisy Brand, Land O' Lakes/Purina, SmithFoods and Gerber Poultry.

But we’re just getting started. Wayne County’s economic foundation is primed for continued and expanded growth in various business sectors. Wayne County Economic Development Council is prepared to help you achieve success!

Wayne County Target Industries

Logistics, location advantages, infrastructure, lower costs and a content and skilled workforce make the difference for success in Wayne County. Within a one-day drive, 46 percent of the U.S. population can be accessed. Additionally, rail and air transportation access are second to none.

Target Industries

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Advanced Manufacturing

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Food Processing

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Logistics and Transportation

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Metal Production & Fabrication

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Professional Services