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Wood County, Ohio : A Gateway to Domestic and International Success

“The Best of Both Worlds” is the way a recently arrived executive described Wood County, Ohio. “A Virtual Metropolitan Area” is how it as labeled by a logistics professional.

The rural, friendly, and safe community has all the benefits normally associated with those traits—low cost of living, excellent schools, productive workforce, and low crime rate. But Wood County’s locational and transportation advantages offer entrée into the global marketplace at a magnitude one would only expect to find in metro areas devoid of these benefits.

Served by America’s longest east-west Interstate highways (80/90), and her longest north-south Interstate (75), Wood County’s virtual metropolitan area contains a population of 18 million within a 2 hour drive radius, with two-thirds of the North American consuming market within a one day truck drive.

Add an international airport (DTW) within an hour’s drive featuring daily non-stops to Tokyo, London, Shanghai, Amsterdam, and Frankfurt plus a state-of-the art intermodal freight facility in Wood County taking double-stacked container freight to world markets via east and west coast ports and it becomes clear how this county with a real population of 127,000 has attracted $2.5 billion of private sector investment in recent years.

Ground is broken for new First Solar plant; 500 new jobs projected

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PBE Expansion

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FedEx Ground

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Wood County News

100,000 square-foot spec building going up in North Baltimore

NORTH BALTIMORE — A new spec building will soon be constructed in southern Wood County. Nooter announced plans to construct a 100,000 square-foot expandable building in North Baltimore. Construction is expected to begin this fall, with completion scheduled for the first quarter of 2023.

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Wood County AG-Venture

2022 Ag-Venture  Saturday, September 17, 2022      ​10 AM – 3 PM Wood County Agriculture is a leading economic driver yet many Wood Countians are unaware of the products grown in their backyard. From eggs to Oreos, Wood County growers are key manufacturers to the foods we eat and the fuel we use to

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