Incentives

Businesses looking to locate in Hocking County have several advantages. An aggressive negotiating team willing to work within the established incentives to create a deal structured on reasonable goals, makes Hocking County an ideal site for business development. Other advantages include:

  • • Enterprise Zone: The City of Logan and much of Hocking County are located in an enterprise zone

  • • Foreign Trade Zone: Hocking County is included in FTZ #138, administered by Rickenbacker Airport just 40 miles from Hocking County. www.ftz138.com

  • • Tax abatements are negotiable up to 100% for 10 years

Hocking County CIC Revolving Loan Fund

The Hocking County Community Improvement Corporation’s Revolving Loan Fund is available for any start-up or existing business located within Hocking County. Funds may be used for:

  • • Working capital
    • Purchase of real estate
    • Purchase or repair of equipment
    • Leasehold improvements
    • Furniture and fixtures
    • Purchase of inventory and supplies
    • Insurance premiums
    • Fees and licenses

Loan Details

  • • The loan will lend up to 95% of the project
    • Low fixed rates (½% below prime)
    • Business plan, DUNS Number and financials required
    • Max amount of loan is $25,000 a 1 FTE must be created
    • Your business must employ 50 or fewer employees and project less than $1 million in annual gross receipts
    • At least 51% of your business is owned by U.S. Citizens or Legal Residents of the U.S.

Taxes

For the latest information on personal property, real estate and other tax information specific to Hocking County, you can visit the county auditors web site at: http://www.co.hocking.oh.us/auditor

For information on community grants, loans, bonds and tax credits, visit: http://development.ohio.gov/cs/cs_grantsloansbonds.htm

Municipal Income Tax: 1.5%
Sales Tax: 7%

Major Employers - Last Updated 11/30/2016

Employer Product Employees
Logan-Hocking School District Education 441
Hocking County Government Government 325
Wal-Mart Retail 276
Hocking Valley Community Hospital Healthcare 271
Amanda Manufacturing Automotive Parts 230
Smead Mfg. Filing Systems 184
Logan Healthcare Healthcare 140
Logan Health Care Center Long-Term Health Care 130
Kroger Grocery 128
Ohio EPA - SE Ohio Regional Office Servicing 23 SE Counties 101
Kilbarger Construction 100
General Electric Fluorescent Lamps 89
Logan Clay Products Clay Pipe 80
City of Logan Government 77
The Citizens Bank of Logan Financial Institution 57
Hocking Valley Industries Sheltered Workshop 53
Hopewell Health Inc. Healthcare 45
Logan Coatings Automotive Parts 35

*Employee counts include full-time and regular part-time employees. Contingent and on-call employees are not included.

Transportation

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Hocking County is situated to offer employers an excellent choice of transportation options to meet any business demands. In addition to air, railway and water transportation, Hocking County is also within a day’s drive of the U.S East Coast, New England, Midwest, South and Western States as well as Canada and Mexico.

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Highways

  • US Route 33
    • • Four lanes, limited access
    • • Access to I-70 and I-71 in Columbus
    • • Access to I-77 in Ravenswood, WV
    • • Well maintained state highways connect US Route 33 to all corners of Hocking County

Airports

  • Fairfield County Airport
    • • 30 miles from Hocking County
    • • 5,000 ft runway
  • Rickenbacker Airport
    • • 40 miles from Hocking County
    • • Freight only
    • • FTZ #138
  • Port Columbus International Airport
    • • 50 miles from Hocking County
    • • International commercial passenger and freight
  • Ohio University Airport
    • • 30 miles from Hocking County
    • • Regional freight and passenger
    • • 5,600 ft. runway
  • Parkersburg, WV Airport
    • • 65 miles from Hocking County
    • • Regional commercial service

Railroads

  • Genesee & Wyoming Inc.

Water Transportation

  • Ohio River Barge

Workforce

Hocking County boasts an able and willing workforce. With a strong, traditional work ethic that’s been passed down for generations, Hocking County is an excellent source for reliable employees.

The Ohio Development Services agency lists a civilian labor force of 13,900 in Hocking County. (2011)

With several higher learning institutions in close proximity, employers and employees have access to the advanced training that is crucial to growing businesses today.

For more county specific labor information, visit the Ohio Development Services Agency. http://www.development.ohio.gov/files/research/C1038.pdf