Economic Development

Clark County’s Economic Development team is here to assist local, and prospective businesses by acting as your primary point of contact for all of your questions ranging from utility information, site selection, building permits, to planning and zoning. In conjunction with our partners at the City of Springfield, the City of New Carlisle, the Greater Springfield Partnership, and the various townships and villages throughout the County, we are strategically aligned to help accelerate your project.

Clark County has a variety of incentives and programs designed to assist business owners with their projects, including companies relocating into the County, and those wishing to expand their current operations.

Clark County's location, directly between Columbus and Dayton, offers ideal access to major markets within a short range. Our lower cost of living, strong workforce, developed infrastructure, and various commercial real estate options bode well for those looking to develop or expand. These business advantages offer Companies considerable savings.

Grants and Incentives

Enterprise Zone Program

Clark County administers three Ohio Enterprise Zones throughout the County. The Enterprise Zone Program offers a real property tax exemption for non-retail businesses that are making a significant investment, and creating jobs, in the community. 

Companies interested in building a new facility, or expanding their existing facility should contact us for more information regarding this program. 

Retail Development Project Fund (RDPF) Program

Clark County offers assistance (in the form of Grants) to sales-tax-producing businesses that are looking to expand their current operations, or build a new facility. Companies must be for-profit entities. Click here for the program Application. For more information, contact J. Alex Dietz, Development Manager. 

Local Links

Greater Springfield Partnership

City of Springfield

City of New Carlisle