Best Hometown in Ohio Designation

It’s easy to say that a community has an outstanding quality of life.  It’s exciting when someone else validates your opinion.  That is exactly what happened in Wapakoneta, Ohio – home of the West Central Ohio Industrial Center – in 2010.  Ohio Magazine, the state’s premier travel and tourism publication, selected Wapakoneta as one of Ohio’s Best Hometowns.

The magazine’s staff researches communities across the state and determines the best communities based on business environment, education, health and safety, culture and heritage, entertainment, and community spirit.  They look for those great places to live, work, raise a family, and open a business.

When it comes to the quality of life issue, we now say, “Don’t take our word for it.  Ohio Magazine has determined us to be one of the best.”  That’s third party verification that we are doing things right in Wapakoneta.
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Being Beyond Shovel Ready Saves Your Company Time & Money!

The phrase “Shovel Ready” is a widely used term in economic development circles. While it might have many different definitions, here’s what makes our location Beyond Shovel Ready:


Available Acres

Price per Acre

Highway Access

Rail Access






Natural Gas



Sanitary Sewer

Up to 200 Acres


I-75 @ US 33


350,000 within 50 mi.

All on Site


Fiber on Site

69KV Substation on Site

4" Lines on Site

10" - 15" Lines on Site

Max. Incentives Avail.

10" & 12" Lines on Site