The mission of GROW Licking County CIC is to provide responsive and individualized economic development support that enables business to expand or locate in Licking County, Ohio. GROW Licking County serves as the community's lead economic development organization – welcoming development, connecting resources and increasing opportunities.

Through our public-private partnership, GROW Licking County facilitates relationships throughout its footprint to ensure the county encourages emerging and existing growth opportunities across our diverse industry sectors.

Our core message —“Simplifying Success”— can be seen in the businesses that we have assisted, the testimonials from project partners on GROW’s unique approach to economic development, and the overall quality of life here in Licking County. These successes include the growth of 4,500 new jobs, retention of 1,700 existing jobs, and facilitation of over $1.478 billion in direct investment throughout Licking County.  

Please explore our website to learn how we can become part of your success story.


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