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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Industry

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


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Workforce

A population of 911,659 within 45 miles


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Location

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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Growth

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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Living

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