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New Knoxville Economic Development Opportunities Report May 2022

Multiple Sites in the Village of New Knoxville, OH

Located in southern Auglaize County, New Knoxville is ideally situated at the intersection of State Routes 29 & 219 just minutes from Interstate 75. These highways allow one to travel to/from Chicago, Illinois; Frankfort, Kentucky; Charleston, West Virginia; or Erie, Pennsylvania in less than 5 hours. Whether traveling by car or air, our community is easily accessible. Dayton International Airport is within a hour drive, while Port Columbus International Airport, Toledo Express Airport, and Ft. Wayne International Airport can all be reached in less than 2 hours.

Just outside the village is The Auglaize County Neil Armstrong Airport which plays an important part in supporting the economic health and high quality of life in our community. It is located adjacent to the Village of New Knoxville’s Industrial Park, and can accommodate all general aviation aircraft, and provide a link for travelers and goods coming into our community from around the world. The airport’s 5,650’ runway is suitable for all kinds of aircraft including corporate jets. To meet the ever-growing demand and requirements for air travel, the airport has transformed into a high-tech user-friendly regional airport with a new terminal facility. This new state-of-the-art facility will provide travelers with an updated portal into Auglaize County. The new terminal will address the future needs of both private and business travelers.

New Knoxville Runway

As in many small towns, our local school is the heart of the community, and one we take great pride in. The New Knoxville School District is rated “excellent” by the Ohio Department of Education, with attendance and graduation rates above 98%. The community’s commitment to the school is reflected in its renovations and upkeep. The High School is currently updating, through a multi-million-dollar investment, its gymnasium and supporting areas. This project is 100% funded through community donations.

For those wishing to gain additional workplace training or obtain a degree, the following universities/colleges are within easy driving distance: Wright State Lake Campus (20 min.), the Ohio State University (OSU) – Lima (36 min.), Rhodes State College (37 min.), University of Northwestern Ohio (39 min.), University of Dayton (1 hr. 6 min.), University of Findlay (1 hr. 6 min.), Wright State – Main Campus (1 hr. 12 min.), and Ohio State – Main Campus (1 hr. 39 min.). The area also boasts a very robust technical school through Tri Star Career Compact which is near Celina, Ohio (20 minutes).

Major employers and businesses that call New Knoxville home include Crown Equipment Corporation and Advanced Machine Solutions, both located in the New Knoxville Industrial Park, NK Telco Inc., Hoge Lumber Company, Bambauer Equipment LLC, and the New Knoxville Supply Company also reside in the community.

We’re sure you would find success here as well. Commercial and industrial sites are available. The Village of New Knoxville Industrial Park is state-of-the-art and was created with 33 acres available for business development.

Our village reflects our strong German heritage – in our architecture, community spirit, and work ethic. These qualities, combined with our reliable, highly competitive rates for electric, water, and sewer services can result in lower costs and substantial savings for your business.

The Village of New Knoxville exists to create a safe and healthy community where individuals can reside, enjoy leisure activities, engage in commerce, and find employment. Come visit us! We think you will find our warm community spirit and big heart a pleasant experience. Just give us a call and we’ll be happy to show you around.

Site opportunities include:

New Knoxville Industrial Park 

  • 23 acres of vacant land for industrial use

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.

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