For Businesses

Continually ranked among the Top 10 Micropolitan cities in the nation, Wooster is the best place for business! From start-ups to multi-national expansions, our community provides the low-cost, high-service, ecosystem needed for enterprise success. Whether in search of data, seeking help with an infrastructure issue, or needing assistance to grow or retain operations, we are here to help.

Created with the imagination of citizens and businesses over two centuries, here are just a few reasons why Wooster continues to be a leader in business:

Here are just a few highlights attracting new businesses, workers, and entrepreneurs to our City:

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eco development
Wooster Sites
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Wooster Innovation Park
Community-owned Industrially-zoned building sites.
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Key Data Reports
Key Data Reports

Key Reports:


Community Partnership & Permitting

Sometimes referred to as Public-Private Partnership or Business Incentives, the City of Wooster has instituted several specialized programs to help businesses finance their start-ups and expansions in Wooster. Generally, projects must create basic-sector jobs (producing goods for a national or global market), or reinvest within the City's historic and downtown neighborhoods. Most projects also receive supporting assistance from JobsOhio, the State of Ohio's economic development agency. Our local programs include:

Partnerships & Incentives
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Phased and Paperless Permitting