Thank you for your interest in Richland County, Ohio. We are eager to assist you by putting our experience with, contacts in, and knowledge about our community at your disposal as you consider where to locate or expand your business.  

We encourage economic development by attracting forward-looking state-of-the-art companies; a number are already located here. As a community, we enjoy cultural and recreational activities, and, as a result, we have a number of art- and outdoors-related outlets, making Richland County a great place to both work and live.             


  • Newman Technologies 
    • Automotive parts fabrication      
    • Headquartered in Richland
  • Jay Industries 
    • Automotive plastics fabrication
    • Headquartered in Richland
  • Gorman-Rupp 
    • Pump production for Midwest
    • Headquartered in Richland    
    • International company
  • AK Steel 
    • Steel production
  • Cutting-edge fuel cell development
  • State-of-the-art sensor manufacturing
  • Many supporting businesses


Education and Research

Our Community

As your single point of contact, we can help you directly or connect you with one of our partners to get you the information you need. Call Bridget T. McDaniel, Executive Director, at 419-755-7234 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We look forward to assisting you.