The Champaign County Advantage
WHY DO BUSINESS IN CHAMPAIGN COUNTY?
An excellent work ethic - cultivated from our pioneer-spirited past as well as from generations of hard-working farm families - gives local employers a major advantage when working their businesses in our county. Combine our work force with excellent schools, strategic location and other important business resources and we think you will find doing business in Champaign County is...simply advantageous.
Champaign County is home to at least a dozen employers with more than 200 employers, including a major division of a Fortune 100 company. Our largest employer has over 700 employees and we enjoy the benefit of having two others employing 500 or more Champaign Countians. It's obvious that these companies understand the "Champaign Advantage."
The county also boasts a very healthy small business entrepreneurial environment, with many plying their trade in the light manufacturing, service and retail sectors. You will find a wide variety of businesses adding to the economic and social fabric - from fish farms, biodiesel plants and natural spring water purveyors, to niche retailers, tourist sites and artisians.
Affordable housing, safe neighborhoods, excellent schools, diverse employment opportunities and plenty of options for entertainment combine to create an almost unbeatable mix of options which matter to people and companies most. Check us out...we think you'll want to be a part of our growing story.
Champaign County is conveniently nestled in the heart of west central Ohio.
- Established in 1805
- 30 miles from Columbus or Dayton; 10 miles from Springfield
- Serviced by U.S. Routes 68 and 36; within 15 miles of Interstates 70 and 75
- Blend of service, retail, manufacturing and agricultural businesses
- Miles of bike trails, hiking trails, rivers and wooded area wind its way through the county
- Population approximately 39,800; 428 square miles
- Quaint shopping, dining and art/antique shops
- Home to Warren Grimes the "father of aviation lighting"
- Well-known Champaign Countians include: William Saxbe, Clancy Brown, Johnny Appleseed and A.B. Graham
- Airport: Grimes Field (General Aviation)
- Home to Urbana University
- Destinations: Simon Kenton recreation trails, Cedar Bog, Ohio Caverns, Johnny Appleseed Museum, Mad River, Champaign County Fairgrounds, Kiser Lake State Park