Why Ross County?
Strategically Located
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About sixty percent of the population of the United States is located within a day’s drive from Ross County.

Ross County is the heart of southern Ohio and serves as the commercial hub for surrounding communities.  Our booming retail corridor offers familiar brand-name retailers and restaurants.  Our Historic Downtown District, adjacent to a large city park and lake, attracts visitors who crave a regional vibe.  Proximity to natural resources makes it easy to enjoy our recreational trails, sporting events, and community festivals year ‘round.
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Ross county is served by three federal highways, three railroads and an airport that can handle major aircraft.

With close proximity to both Columbus and Cincinnati, our industries enjoy easy access to US 23 (north/south), US 35 and US 50 (east/west). Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK), one of the world’s only cargo-dedicated airports, is located just 40 miles north of Chillicothe.
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Major Employers & Key Industries
Ross County supports a diverse industrial mix of automotive, food manufacturing, paper manufacturing, laser marking and barcoding technologies.

Because of our strong manufacturing base, many outside residents travel to our community daily for work.  Chillicothe is home to the world’s largest Kenworth Truck plant, Pixelle Specialty Solutions and Petland Corporate Headquarters, to name just a few.  Located in Foreign Trade Zone #138, goods may enter and leave the zone without formal customs entry, saving both time and money.
Business Retention & Expansion
Dedicated to taking care of and growing businesses in our community

Through our Business Retention and Expansion program, we strive to meet with local industries annually.  We believe that by understanding a company’s goals and challenges we can respond quickly to opportunities when they arise.  We move at the speed of business.  Examples of support solutions include property tax abatements, access to economic development grants, recruiting & retention assistance and low interest loans.