Versailles Economic Development Opportunities Report June 2022
People – Pride – Progress
This is more than a motto; it truly reflects the qualities which set Versailles apart. Our boundaries may change, but the friendliness of our community and its citizens will never change.
Located in west central Ohio, with a population of approximately 2,700 people, we are small, but large in opportunities. Located in Darke County, just 18 miles from Interstate 75 and 35 miles north of the Dayton International Airport, we are home to many of the county’s most successful manufacturing enterprises.
Headquartered in Versailles, Midmark Corporation brings efficient patient care to millions of people each day in the human and animal healthcare industries around the world. Midmark is known for being one of the most trusted names in medical, dental, and veterinary healthcare equipment solutions. Weaver Brothers Inc. is a third-generation family farm egg production operation with 350 employees. The company has been recognized numerous times with state and national awards highlighting its impressive environmental stewardship.
The success of the Versailles’ business community can be attributed to the dedication and hard work of our community and its surrounding labor force, our school system, and our way of life. Manufacturing, meat, pasta, eggs, retail, and trucking, as well as a variety of service industries provide our citizens with diverse occupational opportunities, as well as providing for their everyday needs.
The village boasts a vibrant downtown district, anchored by the recently opened Hotel Versailles. With 30 rooms and suites and the ability to host large events of up to 200 guests, the Hotel Versailles provides an unmatched level of hospitality to the already high Versailles quality of life. The downtown is close to other local attractions including the Winery at Versailles, Eldora Speedway, and the Stillwater Valley Golf Club.
After a hard day’s work, one will find Versailles a peaceful and relaxing setting to call home. Our residents enjoy various recreational facilities including parks, fitness centers, and swimming pools. The annual Poultry Days Festival is held each year in June and draws large crowds of visitors to the village. Proceeds from this event provide for many services within the community including the establishment and maintenance of Heritage Park.
Versailles is a public power community, and one which APPA (American Public Power Association) has recognized as an RP-3 (reliable, public power provider) community. By having our own electric distribution system, customers need only call our village offices to obtain an immediate response to any electrical utility issue that may arise. Public power, together with our other local utilities including water and sewer service, provide hometown services at reasonable rates to help support your business and enable it to grow in our village.
Site opportunities include:
- 17 acres for Industrial Use
- 45 acres of Vacant Land for Retail and Professional Use
Education plays a key role in our success. Versailles Exempted Village Schools opened a brand-new K-12 school facility at the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year. With a rigorous math and science-based curriculum, Versailles Schools is recognized as one of the state’s top school districts based on state proficiency test scores. The Versailles Schools has received State Board of Education recognition having been rated 6 consecutive years as Excellent with Distinction. It also provides quality extra-curricular activities and has been recognized for its achievements in these areas as well. With a small student population, our educators can provide more individualized assistance, and a well-rounded education. The success of our students speaks for itself.
Versailles is truly a place of opportunity . . . a community of People – Pride – Progress.
We encourage you to become a part of our growing community.
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 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.