Union County – Marysville 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 58,285.

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


The decision to issue tax incentives is one we do not take lightly. We understand the responsibility that comes with issuing tax incentives and the potential impact that incentives have on the community. That is why we hired an independent consultant to complete an analysis of our incentives program. Click here to read how local incentives are impacting job growth and investment.


Work is progressing at Marysville’s new 33 Innovation Park. The first phase of Innovation Way, an interior access road at the 206-acre site, was constructed in 4Q 2017. With easy access to US-33 & I-270, Transportation Research Center, Honda, and 70+ automotive companies, the 33 Innovation Park is a premier location in Central Ohio for advanced manufacturing and smart mobility operations.


Installation of 35 miles of 432 strands of fiber optic cable alongside US 33 between Dublin and East Liberty in Logan, Union, and Franklin Counties was completed in October 2017. Construction of the redundant loop along Industrial Parkway will begin in Spring 2018. This infrastructure will allow Union County and Marysville to become the Midwest’s proving ground for AV/CV testing.

Ohio’s 33 Smart Mobility Corridor

​Already home to over 65 automotive suppliers and world-renowned automotive assets, Ohio’s 33 Smart Mobility 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.

Opportunity Zone Program

The Opportunity Zone Program provides federal tax advantages to investors who seek to reduce or defer their capital gains tax burden and who invest in funds that funnel money into specific priority areas. An Opportunity Zone has been established in Union County. Click here to read more.

The Economic Impact of Tourism in Union County

Tourism is now one of the world’s largest industries and one of the fastest growing economic sectors in the United States. For many communities, tourism is seen as an important driver of economic development as it stimulates new economic activities. In Union County, the tourism industry generates more than $122 million in annual sales, $32.5 million in wages, $15 million in taxes, and is responsible for nearly 1,500 jobs. Click here to read more.

Business Resources


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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-Marysville 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.

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