From beautiful vistas and unparalleled recreational opportunities to the convenience of major interstates and easy access to airports, cultural centers and universities, Urbana and Champaign County have it all.

A four season climate plus recreational and cultural riches make Urbana a desirable location for families, businesses, and retirees alike. Whether the interest is manufacturing with the newest technology, county-wide wireless access, assembly-line manufacturing, golf, fly fishing in pristine Mad River, horseback riding or snow skiing the highest point in Ohio, or just a quiet day relaxing, Urbana and Champaign County have something for everyone.

Located in West-Central Ohio, Urbana and Champaign County are bisected by US Routes 68 & 36 and within an hour’s drive from several major airports and metropolitan areas. Urbana's Community and Economic Development Department is designed to support new and existing business needs in Urbana, Champaign County, and the surrounding areas.

Use the quick links at left to learn about services offered by the City of Urbana, new and expanding business incentives, community information, tourist activities, contacts, and to access publications with area information. You can also reach Marcia Bailey, Economic Development Coordinator at 937.652.4320.

Primary Objective

The major objective of the Economic Development Department is to outline the initiatives, projects and plan of action that will enable the City of Urbana to promote economic growth, provide job opportunities and create a business climate conducive to private sector investment in the City.

The goals for the Economic Development Department are to continue efforts to reduce unemployment, provide year-round employment opportunities and enhance the tax base by encouraging compatible industrial, commercial, office and retail facilities to locate or expand in the City of Urbana