Van Wert Quick Facts

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Sites, Land, Buildings

Looking for a new location for your company? Van Wert County offers a 1,550-acre certified mega site, a 59-acre SiteOhio Authenticated site, city-owned industrial lots, and a new, 100,000-square-foot spec building.

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Van Wert is among the top 100 Micropolitan communities in the nation, according to Site Selector Magazine, 2017.

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A population of 911,659 within 45 miles

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Van Wert County is positioned along four-lane U.S. 30. More than 63 percent of the manufacturing facilities and 80 percent of U.S. corporate headquarters can be reached by highway transportation in one day.

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Vantage Career Center

460 high school students from 13 school districts are enrolled in the 2018/2019 school year. 93 percent of graduates earned at least one industry-recognized credential, which includes OSHA/OSHA 10, STNA and AWS. High school students and adult learners earned 800 certifications in 2017-18.

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Jobs increased by 1,047 or 9.6 percent in Van Wert County over the last five years, beating the national growth rate. Continued growth is forecasted for the next five years.

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Local Incentives

Many local incentives exist, including job creation tax relief, tax abatement programs, jobs for land credit, and New Market Tax Credits.

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Affordable housing, award-winning schools, art centers, and recreation areas make Van Wert County an ideal place to make your home.

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Low Crime

Van Wert County has 30% less violent crimes and 33% less property crime than the national average.

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Investment in 2017

$25 million in capital investment, 142 new jobs, $4 million in new payroll.*

*projects with JobsOhio grant assistance