Economic Overview

Wayne County is located in Northeast Ohio, approximately 60 miles southwest of Cleveland and 35 miles west of Akron and Canton. Over the past several decades, Wayne County has evolved into one of the most dynamic small communities in the country. We offer the advantages of small-town living with the amenities offered by three neighboring metropolitan areas. We pride ourselves on our agricultural heritage and the work ethic it has engendered in our labor force, which has also helped us become one of the country’s top areas for AgBiosciences technology and R&D. 

We also have a vibrant, prosperous manufacturing community. Companies like J.M Smucker, Cleveland Clinic, Scotts, JLG, Morton Salt, Schaeffler, Wooster Brush, Artiflex, Purina, Gojo/Purrell and Pepsico all have operations in Wayne County. They are joined by a host of other local manufacturing businesses that continue to grow thanks to our region’s lower costs and ready access to markets. 

Wayne County offers the global business community a unique combination of quality for both your work and private life.


Opportunities in Wayne County