With a diverse and growing economy, Ashtabula County offers the
infrastructure and amenities of a major metropolitan setting in a
small town community. Ashtabula County has been recognized as one
of the top micropolitan areas for business growth and investment in
the US for the last three years (2011– 2013).
Ashtabula County has a strong industrial legacy that continues
to adapt and evolve. Today it has growing clusters in plastics,
polymers and chemicals. The county’s access to rail, highway
and port transportation continues to make it an ideal location for
companies from a logistics and distribution standpoint.
Ashtabula County also features a rapidly growing tourism
industry built on the recreational opportunities of Lake Erie and
the county’s status as the top grape growing and wine
producing county in Ohio. There are now 20 wineries that flourish
in the microclimate created by Lake Erie and the Grand River
Valley. Additionally, the world class athletic facilities at SPIRE
Institute bring in athletes and spectators from across the region
and country. SPIRE is quickly becoming a major hub for major
college and amateur athletic events.
Agriculture is the second largest economic industry in the
county. The southern portion of the county is ideal for corn,
soybeans and dairy farming in addition to the vineyards and
orchards that thrive in the Lake Erie microclimate.
For more information about Ashtabula County, please click the link below for a detailed profile.
For information on relocating or expanding your business,
Growth Partnership for Ashtabula County