Economic Development: Business Advantages

Location and workforce impact site selection. Fairfield County companies benefit from Ohio's Midwest location, a strong transportation infrastructure, and a regional workforce that totals nearly one million.

Market Access
Interstate-70 and numerous US and State highways put companies within one day's drive of 60% of the US population and 50% of the Canadian population. Two railroads, Norfolk-Southern and RailAmerica, and Fairfield County Airport, featuring a 5,000 foot runway, complete the county's transportation infrastructure.

Companies and residents also benefit from nearby Port Columbus and Rickenbacker International Airports. Plus, the County's rail advantages are further enhanced by Norfolk-Southern's new Rail Intermodal facility, located only minutes from northwest Fairfield County.

Rail
Ohio Rail Map
Local Rail Map
Norfolk-Southern
Rail America Genesse & Wyoming

Air
Fairfield County Airport
Port Columbus
Rickenbacker International Airport

Highway
Mileage/Transportation
Ohio State Map
Fairfield County Map

Workforce
Fairfield County, part of the Central Ohio Region, is the fourth fastest growing county in Ohio, according to 2010 census reports. Good schools and numerous training and higher education resources create a strong, skilled workforce ready to help your business succeed. WorkNet, part of Fairfield County Department of Job & Family Services, provides employers with numerous services to help in recruiting and retaining employees.

Characteristics
Wage & Benefits Survey Summary 2011

Training Providers and Programs
OhioMeansJobs
Providers 
Ohio Training and Technical Assistance
Ohio Incumbent Workforce Training Program