It might be only a mile wide, but the City of Northwood is full of economic opportunity. Located in the middle of rapidly growing Wood County, Northwood, Ohio is only a few miles from the intersection of the Ohio Turnpike and I-75, a major crossroads to consumer and industrial markets. But that’s just the beginning.
Several rails lines intersect in Northwood, providing easy access to local, state, national and international markets. And the City of Northwood is only minutes away from an international seaport, an inland port, an air cargo hub and an international airport. There are also more than 100 truck lines serving Northwood, Ohio and the area surrounding area.
In addition to its accessibility to the nation's best transportation network, Northwood is centered in an area that offers exceptional educational, technological and cultural resources. Education, training and job training options to match the needs of any industry abound. Immediately adjacent to Northwood is Owens Community College which specializes in technical education, training and workplace literacy programs. At least 25 other colleges and universities are within a one hour drive, including the University of Toledo, Bowling Green State University, the Medical College of Ohio and the University of Michigan.
But what really sets Northwood, Ohio apart from other cities is our can-do attitude. Our work-force is nearly 70,000 strong and Northwood City officials work to make things happen.
A city-wide Comprehensive Master Plan guides Northwood's Zoning, Land-Use, Master Street and Utility Plan to help developers, both residential and industrial, see where they fit into the community. The plan makes it possible for all types of zoning to co-exist in peace, complementing one another and assisting Northwood’s orderly, progressive growth into the 21st Century.
The City of Northwood and helpful area organizations offer many economic development opportunities and incentives. Several industrial parks have sites available for light or heavy industry, and sites with high-tech infrastructure are available in a privately owned industrial park.
Northwood is a great place to grow your business, so come to the middle of it all. Come to Northwood.