Bryan Economic Development Opportunities Report July 2022
Welcome to the Fountain City!
Since 1840, Bryan has been a vibrant community at the center of economic growth in Northwestern Ohio. Located in the heart of the industrial Midwest, Bryan is just minutes from Michigan and Indiana. Bryan is a friendly community of approximately 8,000 people, combining large city conveniences with small town charm. When visitors drive through the scenic countryside and the vibrant business areas of Williams County, they see and appreciate the rare quality of life that exists here. Bryan is ripe for prosperous development in a new world where a high quality of life for individual and corporate expansion is essential.
There are no traffic jams or pollution. The Ohio Turnpike and the rail system provide high-speed transportation and economic development options with easy access to Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Columbus, Indianapolis, and the world. Companies with national and international markets currently enjoy the quality schools, the safe countryside with affordable real estate, and the enriched culture of the City of Bryan, the county seat of Williams County.
Recent news in the city: Amtrak has announced plans to construct a new $3.3 million station to replace the existing facility. Also, Fountain City Amphitheater has announced the completion of new interactive fountains adding additional recreational improvements to the abundant quality of life in Bryan; and Spangler Candy is teaming up with the city to create a “Dum Dum” water tower illustrating the company’s signature lollipops as a super-sized mural – this is sure to become a landmark attraction for the community.
The city has a vibrant downtown commercial area, and is a proven hub of business success, with firms such as Bard Manufacturing, Ohio Art, and Spangler Candy Company headquartered in the city. Bryan is home to several impressive developable sites including two industrial parks, including the established Bryan Industrial and Commercial Park (the South Industrial Park), as well as one of the most prominent sites in all of Ohio: The Bryan North Industrial Park. The North Industrial Park has successfully been authenticated through the rigorous standards of the JobsOhio -SiteOhio site evaluation process, confirming the shovel-readiness of this exceptional location. All the development sites in Bryan are minutes away from the Ohio Turnpike, and have all utilities, zoning, and other site attributes in place ready to support your business.
Site opportunities include:
- 14,400 sq. ft. for Industrial, Professional, and Warehouse Use.
- 15-29 acres of Vacant Land for Industrial Use
- 4,320 sq. ft. for Retail Use
- 30 acres of Vacant Land
- 20-77 acres of Vacant Land
- 83 acres of Vacant Land
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 133 members in the states of Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia; as well as the Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation, a joint action agency in Smyrna, Delaware. On behalf of our 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.