Wadsworth Economic Development Opportunities Report November 2023
Wadsworth is a unique city, boasting a friendly, small-town atmosphere with big-city amenities, making it a great place to live and work. Wadsworth’s size makes it the third largest city in Medina County, and the surrounding townships add to the small-town flair and variety of amenities available to residents and visitors alike.
Welcome to Wadsworth
Location is a key element in Wadsworth’s formula for success. The City is uniquely situated in an ideal location for easy access. Interstate 76, State Route 57, and State Route 94 are all within the City limits as well as the Wheeling and Erie Railroad. There are three convenient Wadsworth exits located along I-76, between I-77 and I-71. These Interstates provide quick travel to many other big cities, including Akron, Cleveland, Youngstown and Columbus. Wadsworth also has its own airport allowing companies to easily transport goods through all channels. The Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and the Akron Canton Regional Airport are within a short 30-minute drive from Wadsworth.
With over 24,000 residents, the City offers the quaintness of a small town, coupled with the sophistication of a community that is progressive enough to offer municipally owned electric and telecommunications services. With ample opportunities for business development and growing industrial commercial and residential areas, as well as easy access to major metropolitan areas, Wadsworth is ready to develop.
With an elevation of 1,168 feet, Wadsworth has a variety of landscapes; from rolling hills to sprawling plains, to the historic downtown. Wadsworth offers beautiful parks of over 200 acres, including 14 neighborhood parks. The crown jewel is Memorial Park, a 47.8-acre park featuring Art Wright Stadium and Kaleidoscope Playground, a family-friendly 14,000-square-foot wooden play area. The downtown is a vibrant, active part of the City, home to many retail shops, restaurants, coffee houses, bakeries, and much more. This area of town is pleasant for strolling, shopping and enjoying the many outdoor events the City has to offer.
The City of Wadsworth takes great pride in being a business-friendly community. The administration and staff strive to make opening and operating a business in Wadsworth as easy as possible. The City’s Economic Development Department works hard to recruit new companies and retain existing businesses to continue the City’s steady and impressive growth. The Economic Development Department is your window to business success, offering the business tools needed to successfully grow and expand your business now and into the future.
Pride in being part of the Wadsworth community and heritage runs deep. A number of companies and organizations call the City their home, including:
- Goldsmith and Eggleton
- Foundation Wellness
- Rohrer Corporation
- Radici Plastics USA
- ECS Tuning
- Clampco Products, Inc.
- Summa Health Systems
- Cornwell Tools
- Ebner Furnaces
Wadsworth works hard to give businesses the opportunity to thrive. The City provides effective local incentives for businesses, promising many employment possibilities and the potential for economic prosperity.
The City has attracted the development of several industrial parks, located primarily in the south and west end, including commercial and industrial construction services, chemical processing and polymeric grinding companies, plastic molding manufacturers, computer networking services and other industry sectors.
The productivity of the workforce in Ohio is well known, and Medina County in particular is an employment leader in Northeast Ohio. The Workforce Development Office and the Economic Development Directors of Medina County work hard to provide critical training and educational grants to Medina businesses and internship programs to provide a superior workforce that successfully competes in today’s economy.
Northeast Ohio remains an attractive business location and continues to experience steady growth. Wadsworth is proud of the partnerships with state and regional organizations that foster business growth and development.
Of particular significance is the support provided by Team Northeast Ohio (Team NEO). TeamNEO is one of Ohio’s most dynamic and innovative economic development partnerships, representing the eighteen (18) counties that comprise Northeast Ohio. The region boasts:
- A workforce of more than 2 million and is home to 40% of Ohio’s Fortune 1000 companies (the most Fortune 1000 companies of any region in Ohio)
- More than 200 global companies
- Approximately 800 world business headquarters
Northeast Ohio’s central location reaches the largest number of consumers in a 250-mile/400-km radius compared with any other metro market in the U.S.A.
As one of the fastest-growing cities in Northeast Ohio, Wadsworth has potential for business growth. With its unmatched location, Wadsworth offers easy access to markets, a strong regional supply chain, an abundance of skilled labor, and plenty of public and private support. With all of these assets, Wadsworth could very well be the perfect place for your business.
Site opportunities include:
- 21,000 sq. ft. of industrial space
- 7 acres of vacant land
- 3,481 sq. ft. of office, industrial, and flex space
- 48 acres of vacant land
- 24 acres of vacant land
- 1,361 square feet of office space
- 8,620 sq. ft. of office, industrial, and warehouse space
- 46 acres of vacant land
- 3 acres of vacant land
- 22 acres of vacant land
- 7,000 sq. ft. of office space
- 4,710 sq. ft. of office space
- 2,024 sq. ft. of office space
- 821 sq. ft. of office and call center space
- 2,935 sq. ft. of office and retail space
- 6 acres of vacant land
- 6,377 sq. ft. of office and retail space
- 9,200 sq. ft. of office, retail, and call center space
- 4,644 sq. ft. of office and retail space
- 812 sq. ft. of office space
- 740 sq. ft. of office space
- 95 acres of vacant land
- .90 acres of vacant land
- .90 acres of vacant land
- 14,763 sq. ft. of retail space
- 25,259 sq. ft. of office, industrial, vacant land, warehouse, and flex space
- 6,500 sq. ft. of office and retail space
- 50 acres of vacant land
- 15,598 sq. ft. of office, industrial, warehouse, and flex space
- 2 acres of vacant land
- .32 acres of vacant land
- 40 acres of vacant land
- 1,450 sq. ft of office and retail space
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.