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New Bremen, OH

Community Profile

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New Bremen is a beautiful small town located in west central Ohio. New Bremen’s rich history of versatility and dynamic business sense began in 1833, when it was settled by German immigrants. New Bremen continues the legacy of success through work ethic and pride. 

With an active Community Improvement Corporation since 1979, the organization continues to be a partnership of public and private interest. The board is comprised of 15 members who serve as trustees for the CIC. The trustees are representatives from local government and businesses who volunteer their time for the betterment of the community. 

New Bremen is located in the southwestern part of the Auglaize County, locally it is considered to be a part of the ‘Golden Triangle’ of Auglaize County. The ‘Golden Triangle’ consists of 3 villages that represent nearly 20% of the county population, 50% of industrial jobs, and 35% of the total value of the county.

Business Environment

New Bremen, Auglaize County is located within 500 miles of:

  • 60% of the US population
  • 50% of the Canadian population
  • 63% of all US manufacturing
  • 70% of all North American manufacturing
  • 63% of all US retail operations
  • 80% of all US corporate headquarters

New Bremen is part of the Wapakoneta/Auglaize County, OH Micropolitan. Based on local business expansion, capital investment, and job growth, the county has ranked among the top 25 micropolitans (out of 576) in the country 9 out of the past 10 years (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013 & 2014).   

Workforce & Education

Historically, Ohio has often been perceived as a heavily union-organized state. Not only has the west central Ohio region always been an exception, but trends also indicate that there has been a dramatic shift, over the past 20 years, in unionization from the private sector. The presence of unions, union membership, and union activity has been less in the region when compared to urban centers in Ohio and the Midwest. We consider west central Ohio to have a ‘Right to Work’ mentality.

In west central Ohio, the average commute for an employee is 18.2 miles. This radius, of New Bremen, captures a labor pool of over 62, 400.

Auglaize County has an outstanding labor force of nearly 25,000 with more than 6500 jobs in manufacturing. Beyond location, Auglaize County is blessed with a skilled workforce and availability to customized career pathway training programs offered through Wright State University – Lake Campus and Rhodes State College. For career tech programs, New Bremen is served by Tri-Star Career Compact, which prepares high school students with a trade skill in Automotive Technology, Computer Assisted Drafting(CAD), Computer Support Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technologies, Medical Technology Preparation, and Precision Machining.

Within a 150 mile radius, students have a choice of attending 8 colleges, some of the most prestigious universities in the Midwest. 

New Bremen, is ready to meet the needs of your business growth.  You will find a community who is committed and ready for your economic development project.

Community Facts

  • New Bremen is home to successful businesses who compete regionally, nationally and internationally.
  • Our local economic base is a solid mix of manufacturing, commercial and service enterprises.
  • World headquarters of Crown Equipment Corporation — world’s 5th largest manufacturer of electric lift trucks
  • Home to the World’s Largest Pumpkin Pie—Guinness Book of Records, September 25, 2010

Contact Information

Angela Hamberg
214 N. Washington St., PO Box 27 
New Bremen, OH 45869

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