Economic Development

Are you ready to reach a new level of success?

If so, we’re here to help.

Union County is a growing, vibrant, and pro-business community that openly welcomes companies and entrepreneurs wishing to reach a new level of success. Strategically located just minutes from Columbus, Union County is the premier location for businesses wanting to locate or expand in Central Ohio.

Our community offers employers access to an exceptionally talented workforce; affordable and attractive real estate options, strategic access to the global market, and an education system that is unparalleled.

The Union County-Marysville Economic Development Partnership serves as the liaison between business and government in pursuit of economic growth, capital investment and job growth in Union County. We help companies navigate through their projects by linking them to information they need, including site selection, financial incentives, talent acquisition.


Union County QuickStats

The population of Union County is 55,877.

Honda of America Mfg., Inc. is the largest employer, with over 7,110 employees.

As of 2015, Union County is the fastest growing county in Ohio with an annual growth rate of 2.1%.

Union County is located in Central Ohio, less than 30 miles from Downtown Columbus.


Latest News & Info

HUMAN RESOURCES COUNCIL

On September 26, the Union County HR Council will welcome Myra Wilson, Director of the OSU Alber Enterprise Center. Ms. Wilson will speak about methods and tools to help move organizations away from the silo mindset and create a customer-focused organization.

33 INNOVATION PARK

Work is progressing at Marysville’s new 33 Innovation Park. Bids have been received and construction will soon begin on the first phase of Innovation Way, an interior access road at the 206-acre site. Construction is anticipated to be completed in October.

FIBER CONSTRUCTION BEGINS

Construction started in June that will bring the region one step closer to self-driving vehicles. 35 miles of high-capacity fiber optic cable will be installed underground alongside US 33 between Dublin and East Liberty in Logan, Union, and Franklin Counties.


Ohio’s 33 Smart Corridor

​Already home to over 50 automotive suppliers and world-renowned automotive assets, Ohio’s 33 Smart Corridor continues to attract attention from around the world. Recent investment in fiber and smart transportation infrastructure, totaling $217 million, has allowed the corridor to emerge as the Midwest’s premier location for automotive testing, autonomous and connected vehicle research and development, and smart infrastructure implementation. Click here to discover more.


Attraction & Expansion

AVAILABLE SITES

Union County offers sites with freeway visibility and access, high architectural standards, and the latest in modern infrastructure. From R&D, corporate office, and logistics to manufacturing sites and parks, we have a site for every business.

DEMOGRAPHICS

Our community provides businesses many advantages, including a diverse and highly-skilled workforce, a growing populace with low cost of living and conducting business, and direct access to Columbus, the nation’s 14th largest city. Your talent awaits. We invite you to learn more.

UNION COUNTY ADVANTAGE

We are home to a number of major world-class corporations such as Nestle, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co., Continental, Parker Hannifin, Honda, and others. The presence of these titans are testaments of Union County’s strength and ability to deliver results.


What Our CEOs Are Saying

We are proud to work with a diverse group of people and businesses across Union County. Read testimonials from some of our many partners, colleagues, and businesses. Read More… 

Business Resources

SMALL BUSINESSES

Many individuals have ideas about new products, systems, or programs, but only a few receive the support they need to see their ideas become reality. However, in Union County, entrepreneurs and small businesses are given the opportunity to take their ideas and grow them into viable businesses.

WORKFORCE & EDUCATION

Talent acquisition and retention is important to all businesses. We are committed to fostering strong relationships that tie education and workforce development together. These relationships, and the partnerships that have emerged as a result, are paying dividends.

FINANCIAL RESOURCES

Sometimes businesses may need financial assistance when undertaking large investments in our community. We work diligently with growing companies and local government officials to ensure that the incentives offered prove beneficial to both companies and taxpayers.


Our Partners for Success

Union County Economic Development is funded through investment from the private and public sectors.

Nobody can do it all alone. No matter what we hope to achieve in our communities, very little is possible without the support of partners. We are fortunate to have support from many partners, visionary business leaders, and community stakeholders.

We are proud to collaborate with our partners to bring about tangible results for our community. Effective collaboration does not happen by accident. It is intentional and requires the dedication of business, government and community leaders.

We thank the entities below for their support of our efforts. Please join us in celebrating our champions.