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    Strength in Numbers, Strength of Character

    Looking for talent? The Southern Ohio region’s large, productive, and dedicated workforce is ready to help you get down to business. Many companies in the manufacturing, professional and technical, and transportation and distribution sectors, as well as corporate headquarters and regional offices, enjoy the business advantages that Jackson, Pike, Ross and Scioto counties offer. Strategically located just south of Columbus and bordering the Ohio River, Southern Ohio affords excellent access to suppliers and markets.

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  • Doing Business Here

    Ohio enjoys one of the most favorable business climates in the country, and the Southern Ohio region is no exception. With no corporate income or inventory taxes, low sales tax, a wide selection of available sites and buildings and a strong, productive workforce, Southern Ohio offers distinct business advantages.

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  • Living Here

    A Welcoming Place to Live

    Southern Ohio’s small-town charm comes with big-city amenities. The region offers world-class healthcare and schools, low traffic, and a variety of recreational and cultural activities, all at a cost of living significantly lower than the U.S. average. Columbus and Cincinnati are within easy driving distance of the region, offering convenient access to major league sports, international airports, and premier shopping and entertainment.

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Reach 100 million people within a day’s drive

JEDI_regionThe Southern Ohio Region provides strategic access to supply chain and markets

  • 110 million people living within 500 miles of Jackson, Ross, Pike, and Scioto counties
  • Convenient and efficient transportation hub with superb highway, interstate, and Class I railroad network
  • Rail service to Rickenbacker Inland Port and Prichard Intermodal Facility, both located within an hour of the region
  • Near several major metropolitan areas, including Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio; Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky; Indianapolis, Indiana; Huntington, West Virginia; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


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Jackson, Pike, Ross, and Scioto counties have over 3 million square feet of available buildings and over 1,400 acres of industrial sites available - most of it in shovel-ready condition.

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  • Large Labor Force
  • Work Ethic
  • Leading Companies
  • Median Wage Data

Strength in Numbers: 250,00 workers within commuting distance; 95,000 within the region


Strength of Character: Loyal, hardworking employees who want to work


Our population is large and growing

"Our turnover is very low. We only lose one or two employees a year out of 950 employees."
"Some of the greatest assets here are the longevity of the workforce and the work ethic."
"These people are good workers, committed to both their employers and the region."
"The greatest asset here? The workforce, their flexibility and dedication."
"Our turnover is very low. We only lose one or two employees a year out of 950 employees."
  Median hourly wages *Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, date.  Southern Ohio is comprised of Jackson, Pike, Ross and Scioto Counties.