Bowling Green Economic Development Opportunities Report March 2022
Bowling Green—the locals call it “BG”—is a beautiful city located in Northwest Ohio. In fact, it’s the county seat of Wood County—courthouse and all! Bowling Green was settled in 1832 and has a rich history of commerce and values.
The quality of life in Bowling Green is second to none. There’s a full-functioning hospital, outstanding public schools, several private schools, historic houses, and a nurturing environment for business.
Bowling Green has a vibrant downtown scene, with more than fifty local businesses thriving in the local community. The safe streets of downtown BG are home to several annual festivals as well, including the beloved Black Swamp Arts Festival.
Named one of Ohio’s Best Hometowns, Bowling Green is situated as the county seat of Wood County. Bowling Green offers its residence a low cost of living, a progressive health care system, extensive parks, and recreation facilities, as well as quality K-12 and secondary education options all in one location. This rural community is home to a charming historic downtown lined with locally owned shops, restaurants, and vibrant green spaces.
As the home of Bowling Green State University, a thriving public university that flows directly into the downtown, we are positioned as a hub of culture, arts, and entertainment options. In addition, our community is kept safe and boasts lower insurance rates than surrounding communities because of our trained and highly accredited Police and Fire divisions.
Major employers that call Bowling Green home include Bowling Green State University, Wood County Hospital, Vehtek Systems Inc, Wood Lane Industries, TH Plastics, Grammar and more.
Site opportunities include:
- 38 acres of land for Industrial, Office, or Professional Use
- 2.5-25.9 acres of land for Industrial Use
- 4.1 acres of vacant land for Professional Use
- 1,200 sq ft space for Office Use
- 33 acres of vacant land for Professional Use
- 5 acres of land for Industrial Use
- 10,000-30,000 sq ft space for Office Use
- 25 acres of vacant land for Industrial or Professional Use
- 5-37 acres of land for Industrial Use
Bowling Green is home to Bowling Green State University (BGSU), a state school with more than 22,000 students enrolled. BGSU is nationally recognized for its award-winning first-year programs and its student learning communities.
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 searchampsites.com.