Carey Economic Development Opportunities Report October 2023
The Village of Carey is strategically situated in the Northwest Ohio Great Lakes Region, within easy driving distance to markets, including Cleveland, Detroit, Columbus and Toledo.
Located in business-friendly Wyandot County, Carey is the County’s second-largest community. Halfway between the state capital, Columbus, and Toledo, this small Midwestern village of over 3,000 residents provides the many benefits of a slower pace of life while still offering the advantages of being near larger surrounding neighbors.
People working together have made Carey what it is today and what it will become tomorrow.
Welcome to Carey
The Village is accessible by State Route 199, connecting it to neighboring towns and cities. It is located in close proximity to the important U.S. Route 23 corridor, providing access to larger cities throughout the region. Approximately one hour north is the highly traveled Ohio Turnpike and the destination attraction Lake Erie.
Air travel options include Toledo Express Airport, which is 58 miles north of Carey and is the closest major airport serving domestic flights. There are also four (4) international airports within a 2-hour drive: Columbus, Dayton, and Toledo, Ohio, as well as Ft. Wayne, Indiana.
Highlights of what makes Carey a great place to work, live and play include exceptional education, healthcare, parks, and recreation facilities. While Carey may be a small village, there are many points of interest in the area to enjoy. Carey also hosts an annual summer festival called Carey Fest, featuring various events and activities for residents and visitors alike.
One can relax and enjoy the parks or explore the downtown streets to find unique stores offering a wide range of products such as clothing, accessories, gifts, and more. Don’t forget to enjoy the serenity of the renowned Basilica & National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation or a tour of the nearby Indian Trail Caverns.
A result of several initiatives to strengthen the community’s business environment is the Community Opportunity, a free resource for Wyandot County businesses geared toward connecting local talent with local opportunities. This comprehensive website is designed for students, job seekers, and area businesses to connect, network, and find/share employment opportunities in the community.
The active and responsive Carey Area Chamber of Commerce promotes the Carey area and helps member businesses connect to customers and other businesses. The Chamber’s purpose is to advance the agricultural, commercial, industrial, civic, educational, and general welfare of the Village. It supports the local community of Carey, the greater Wyandot County area, and the surrounding areas outside the County.
The Village offers economical and reliable utility services, including water, sewer, and electricity. As a public power community, the Village’s affordable electric rates give it a significant competitive advantage.
The Northwest Ohio Region is experiencing significant new investment and economic growth, and Carey is ideally located to take full advantage of this improving business climate.
The region is benefitting from the exciting renaissance and revitalization of Downtown Toledo, and regional economic collaboration provided by one of Ohio’s premier economic development organizations, the Regional Growth Partnership (RGP) of Northwest Ohio. And yet, Carey maintains the ambiance, charm, and pride of small-town living.
Innovative companies have discovered opportunities to expand their operations in Carey, which is home to major businesses such as:
- Mineral Processing (Anderson’s company)
- Vaughn Industries
- Teijin Automotive Technologies
- Hanon Systems USA
- National Lime & Stone
- Smith Drug Company
New commercial, healthcare, and residential development is taking place throughout the Village. Two (2) successful speculative building projects have been developed in the Arrowhead Commerce Park. A new Wyandot Memorial Hospital medical facility has recently broke ground. The new Sheriden Subdivision area has seen the construction of a new senior community, The Villas at Sheriden, as well as the new Blanchard Valley Health Systems. Residential development is rapidly growing as evidenced by the Spring Lake Subdivision. It’s clear that Carey is a place to invest in.
Quality education and opportunity go hand-in-hand in Northwest Ohio. Students can choose from an impressive array of options to continue their studies close to home including world-class institutions such as Bowling Green State University, the University of Toledo, NW State Community College, as well as several other colleges/universities. This available talent in such close proximity to Carey is an important strategic advantage for the Village as the competition for workforce talent heats up nationwide. Locally, the Village boasts the recent addition of a new K-12 school.
Come and see for yourself and experience what makes Carey different. Discover the possibilities and see why Carey could be the ideal place for your next business relocation or expansion. The Village is “open for business.”
Site opportunities include:
- 9 acres of vacant, industrial land
- 48 acres of industrial land
- 17.4 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 its Members, AMP deploys a diverse renewable generation portfolio along with environmentally responsible programs and services as part of a corporate commitment to sustainability.