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Arcanum Economic Development Opportunities Report April 2022

Multiple Sites in the Village of Arcanum, OH

Arcanum is Ohio’s best kept secret, nestled in the heart of Ohio’s agricultural farm belt, we enjoy a quiet life but have quick access to the larger metropolitan areas. Located just off State Route 49 in Darke County, we are approximately 35 miles NW of Dayton, Ohio, and 15 miles east of the Indiana border. Interstate 70, 18 miles south of the village, provides an east-west thoroughfare. In less than 25 miles, one has access to the major north-south thoroughfare of Interstate 75. These crossroads allow quick access to various destinations including: St. Louis, Missouri; Springfield, Illinois; Erie, Pennsylvania, and Nashville, Tennessee, which can all be driven in less than 6 hours. For farther destinations, the Dayton International Airport is approximately a 25-mile drive.

Our surrounding roadway system offers for an array of higher education options close to home. The Darke County Branch of Edison Community College is within 17 minutes, with its main campus in Piqua being just a 37-minute drive. Other universities/colleges within a one hour drive of Arcanum include Wright State University (Dayton) and Wright State University Lake Campus (Celina), the University of Dayton, Sinclair Community College (Dayton), Indiana University East and Earlham College (Richmond, IN).

The Village of Arcanum’s motto is “Arcanum, A Destination Place.” With the vision of giving businesses the best opportunity possible to make Arcanum their destination place, the Village has taken steps to encourage established businesses to stay and grow as well as to attract new businesses to our community. The Village of Arcanum, along with The Darke County Economic Development Office and The State of Ohio, can offer competitive incentive packages to those businesses that are willing to retain and/or create jobs in the Village.

Our village offers an outstanding quality of life including three lovely parks and a community swimming pool for relaxation. The Arcanum Community Park and Ivester Community Park provide ball diamonds, tennis courts, basketball courts, sand volleyball, playgrounds, family picnic areas with shelters, grills, and public restrooms. Veterans Memorial Park honors the brave heroes of our community and Arcanum Community Pool provides an up-to-date swimming facility. The combination of these parks provides for a variety of potential high quality outdoor experiences. Arcanum provides the community with high quality and reliable municipally-owned water and electric service.

An array of thriving businesses already call us home, but we always have room for more. Just give us a call or stop by our offices. We would be glad to show you around!

Site opportunities include:

Washington St. Arcanum

  • 70 acres of Vacant land for Industrial Use

Arcanum Industrial Site

  • 10-55 acres of Vacant land available for Industrial Use

Creative Cabinets Building

  • 50,980 sq ft of space for Industrial or Professional Use

205 S. Walnut Street

  • 900 sq ft. Industrial building

Arcanum provides the community with municipal water and electric.

Education is a very important component of our community. Every effort is made to ensure that the highest quality of education, athletics, and youth activities are made available to our young people. Highlighting our efforts to ensure a quality education, Arcanum Butler School District opened a brand-new facility in January 2011. At a cost of 29.4 million dollars, the new facility provides the latest technology in education to K-12th graders and houses the district offices. Arcanum-Butler High School is rated excellent by the State of Ohio.

Community, occupation, demographic, business, labor force, wage, and talent data can be found here.

Public Power and AMP

Public power utilities are not-for-profit, community-owned electric systems that work to provide the highest quality, most reliable power to residents and businesses. They are a part of the communities and focus on what is best for the people and businesses they serve.

American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) is the nonprofit wholesale power supplier and services provider for 134 public power systems in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, Indiana, Maryland and Delaware. On behalf of its members, AMP deploys a diverse renewable generation portfolio along with environmentally responsible programs and services as part of a corporate commitment to sustainability.

For more information about our member communities and programs, visit

Village of Arcanum administration and police department building.

The Arcanum Opera House was built in 1889 and is currently being restored by the Arcanum Preservation Society.

Thank you for your interest in AMP Economic Development