Cost Structure

Ohio has created a cost-competitive operating environment for businesses of all shapes and sizes.  A common sense tax and regulatory approach has resulted in considerable business growth and investment causing states in the Midwest and beyond to take notice.  On a local level the business climate in Wayne County is among the most advantageous in Ohio providing further benefit to area industry. The combination of a high quality of living and low business and personal expenses make Wayne County an attractive and competitive location for business growth.  

Ohio Business Advantages
  • Ninth overall for top states for doing business in 2020 (Area Development)
  • Below average Workers Compensation Premium Rates (Workers Comp. Research Institute)
  • Ohio tied for 5th place in states with available real estate

Wayne County Business Advantages

  • Sales tax rate in the state: 5.75%
  • Low municipal income tax rates: Orrville 1% | Rittman, Wooster 1.5% 
  • Below average weekly wage: Ohio $1,063 | Wayne $901 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: 2020)



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