The West Central Ohio Industrial Center

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Choosing the best location for a project site is difficult.  Let us show you why one of Ohio’s first certified Job Ready Sites is the right choice.  It’s the Beyond Shovel Ready Site!  It’s the site that will keep your project on schedule and budget – and maximize your opportunities for success.

The West Central Ohio Industrial Center (WCOIC), at the intersection of Interstate 75 and US 33 in Wapakoneta, Ohio, is now one of the nation’s largest, rail-served industrial parks – and the one site that is truly Beyond Shovel Ready

In 2007 the Ohio Department of Development became a partner in the project when it selected the WCOIC as one of Ohio’s first Job Ready Site grant recipients.  Working together the State of Ohio and the City of Wapakoneta have invested more than $8 million in developing, testing, and analyzing the site.  The process is now complete and WCOIC is fully ready for development.  A Beyond Shovel Ready site saves your company both time and money.  Our $8 million investment in site infrastructure and analysis is ready to help your company succeed.

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