City of Northwood Services
Government Services Charter form of government, Mayor and seven City Council members elected at-large, City Administrator, Mayor's Court, City Clerk, Zoning Office, Income Tax Office, Finance Department and Street Department.
Police Department Consists of a Chief of Police, a Captain, four Sergeants, eleven full-time Patrol Officers, a Dispatch Supervisor along with 3 other full-time dispatchers and 1 part-time dispatcher.
Fire Department Volunteer department consisting of two fire stations with a full-time Fire Chief, volunteer EMT's and Paramedics.
Trash Pickup Curbside weekly unlimited refuse collection and bi-weekly curbside recycling by Waste Management, Inc.
Water City of Toledo (west end of City) and City of Oregon & Wood County (east end of City).
Sanitary Sewer City of Northwood / Homecraft District and Northwestern Water & Sewer District.
Access By Road
Located virtually at the crossroads of North America's most accessible highways, Northwood, Ohio is at the center of it all. From Canada to Florida Iinterstate-75 connects the north and south. Interstate 80/90 bisects I-75 five miles south of Northwood providing direct links between Northwest Ohio and the east and west coasts.
Northwood, Ohio is located within the Toledo Metropolitan Commercial Truck Zone. Because of this, access to the services of some 100 truck lines as well as air freight and United Parcel Services is accessible.
Access By Rail
Situated in the nation's third largest rail center Northwood, Ohio sits at the crossroads of Midwest rail systems. Major lines from CSX and Norfolk Southern radiate outward in all directions providing easily accessible and cost-effective rail service throughout the U.S. Many local businesses have railroad sidings running directly to their door.
Access By Air
Toledo Express Airport, only 20 minutes away, is a hub site for Burlington Air Express one of North America's leading international air freight carriers. Other nearby airports include Cleveland Hopkins to the east and Detroit Metro to the north. Just three miles south of Northwood, Ohio is Metcalf Field with lighted, paved runways for private and corporate aircraft.
Access By Sea
Linked to maritime ports throughout the world by the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway, Northwood, Ohio is served by the Port of Toledo, Ohio. Located on the Maumee River at the western end of Lake Erie, the Port of Toledo is among the leaders in international tonnage handled through the U.S. Great Lakes. This means Northwood can provide local access to one of the most diversified cargo ports in the Great Lakes seaway system. Lake Erie, via the Maumee River, also provides an important source of raw water for industrial users.
In addition to its accessibility to the nation's best transportation network, Northwood, Ohio 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.
A city-wide Comprehensive Master Plan guides Northwood, Ohio'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 the city's orderly, progressive growth into the 21st Century.
The State of Ohio, Wood County and the City of Northwood, Ohio work together to provide incentives to help you locate here.
Several economic development programs are available in the City of Northwood, including:
Ohio Job Creation Tax Credit Program
Ohio Research and Development Tax Incentive
Ohio Manufacturing Machinery & Equipment Investment Tax Credit
Ohio Community Reinvestment Area (CRA) Program
Ohio Enterprise Zone (EZ) Program
Industrial Development Bonds
Ohio Industrial Training Program
Direct (166) Loan
For additional information, contact Northwood Acting City Administrator Tom Cairl at 419-693-9320.
Wales Road Overpass Projected Construction Picture
Community Profile for City of Northwood
Retail Marketing Analysis for City of Northwood
Resolution in Support of Efforts to Restore the Great Lakes
Wood County Economic Development Commission
Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce
Ohio Department of Development