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Licking County is located in central Ohio directly east of Franklin County, adjacent to Columbus. Geographically, Licking County is the second largest county in Ohio. Regarding population, the 2000 U.S. Census shows Licking County as the seventeenth largest and the seventeenth fastest growing county in Ohio.

In less than a year, Licking County has approved tax abatement projects expecting $265 million in investment and retention or the creation of over 1,600 jobs! Velvet Ice Cream, Best Lighting, Ohio Metal Technologies, Screen Machine, Sunfield, Installed Building Products, DDM Direct and The Boeing Company are among the expansions announced.

Business Overview
More than 50 of the Fortune 500 companies have a presence in Licking County for all the right reasons: people, proximity to transportation and a passel of great incentives. Here are a few of the companies you’ll have as neighbors:

American Electric Power
Arvin Meritor
Berkshire Hathaway
Dow Chemical
Fifth Third Bancorp
Gannett Co.
General Electric
General Motors
International Paper
JP Morgan Chase
L-3 Communications
Limited Brands
National City Corporation
Owens Corning
RR Donnelley & Sons
State Farm Insurance
The Kroger Company
Verizon Communications
Waste Management

Nearly 60% of the Licking County Population (just under 90,000 people) are between 18 and 65 years old and nearly 85% of residents over age 25 are high-school graduates. They’re trained to work, able to work, and because unemployment is slightly above the national average, Licking County residents are available to work.

Your business can hardly be more centrally located in Ohio or in the nation than in Licking County. Our extensive roadway and railway system put more than half the US population within a day of your Licking County business. We are less than an hour from an international airport, are home to a regional airport, have extensive rail connections, lots of affordable power (both gas and electric), fresh water and a bounty of beautiful, accessible land.


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