Why Licking County?

Major employers and small business alike are drawn to the Midwest for its low cost of living and high quality of life, but one county stands out above the rest. Just minutes from Columbus and easily accessible to the world, Licking County offers the region’s most comprehensive collection of resources, amenities, and incentives for new and growing businesses.

Companies such as AmazonCovestro, Ariel Corporation, Apeks Supercritical, and The Boeing Company - just to name a few - have chosen Licking County, Ohio because they have experienced the Licking County way: we make it easy to do business with a strong infrastructure, diverse workforce, highly accessible transportation, exciting financial incentives, and a pro-business attitude shared by government officials and residents alike.

Our personalized, collaborative approach guarantees we’ll not only support your growth, but we’ll become an active partner in it, providing answers, encouragement and assistance to meet your individual needs.

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Fast Facts

  • A day's drive from 60% of the U.S. population and 50% of the Canadian population
  • Easy access to more than 1 million regional workers
  • 50 of the Fortune 5000 companies have a presence in Licking County
  • Home to 17 public schools, 4 private schools, 3 universities, and 2 technical schools
  • 1,600 acres of parks, 40+ miles of recreational trails