Wayne County Supports a Diverse Portfolio of Employers
At Wayne County Economic Development Council, we like to say, “Cool stuff is made here,” while also emphasizing the County supports an extensive portfolio of businesses with a diverse assortment of job opportunities. Wayne County is built on a history of manufacturing, but that legacy of innovative thinking and location advantages also fosters strength and opportunities in other business sectors such as food production, ag-biosciences, research and development and many more.
Wayne County is the world headquarters of The J.M. Smucker Co. with brands including Uncrustables®, Jif® and Folgers®. Wayne County is also home to The Wooster Brush Company, one of the nation's oldest and most innovative paint application companies and in recent years, companies like Daisy Brand and GOJO have joined our business community. Additionally, we boast The College of Wooster, a top-ranked liberal arts college and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), the nation’s leading ag-bioscience research institution.
In Wayne County, good-paying jobs without a degree are readily available, as well as jobs in engineering, food science, healthcare and education. All of our business sectors share the core values of continual growth, innovation and a commitment to quality and service.