Ashland County spans 427 square miles with a population of more
than 53,000. Most of the area consists of agricultural farmland
along with a sprinkling of villages, townships, and the city of
The city of Ashland is conveniently located near I-71 at State
Route 250. With easy access to and from the interstate, airports,
and rail, Ashland is a prime choice for relocation or expansion.
The Ashland Business Park, located within the city limits, is home
to Barbasol, Packaging Corporation of America, and Novatex North
America. Snyder’s-Lance, Hedstrom Plastics, Step 2, and
Mansfield Plumbing Products round out the more than 85
manufacturers in Ashland County.
Ashland County has been Nationally Recognized for Business
Development through Site Selection Magazine’s Conway Data.
Ashland County ranked #6 in the Top Micropolitan in the US for
2014. There were 9 manufacturers and distribution centers that
qualified Ashland as a top 10 county in the country. The Ashland
Area Council for Economic Development and its 20 volunteers helped
to secure this prestigious ranking.
Ashland University, a private institution, placed in the Top 200
colleges and universities in the National Universities category by
U.S. News and World Report for 2013. They also were ranked in the
Top 15 over-performing colleges in the nation in 2013.
Additionally, four out of six of our public school systems have
been ranked “excellent” or higher by the State of Ohio.
Nestled between two of Ohio’s largest cities, Cleveland and
Columbus, Ashland’s cost of living is 14 percent lower than
the national average and is ranked 10th in the country according to
CBS Money Watch in 2012 and 2013. The average selling price of a
home in 2012 was $107,772 (approximately $33,000 less than the
average in the Midwest), making home ownership very affordable.
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