Edgerton Economic Development Opportunities Report November 2022
Located in the northwestern tip of Ohio, Edgerton’s citizens have a mindset of occupational attitude, loyalty, dedication, intellect, reliability, and hard work. We are a compassionate and family-oriented community with a strong German work ethic passed down from generation to generation.
While mindset is an important factor to any operation, location plays a key role. Edgerton is just 3 minutes from Indiana and 23 minutes from Michigan. Three interstates (I-69, I-80 and I-90) can be reached within minutes and I-75 is just an hour away, making larger metropolitan areas easily accessible. Ft. Wayne International Airport is just an hour away; Toledo Express Airport can be reached in an hour and ten minutes. Our access to major highways makes Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Indianapolis, Indiana, less than a 3 hour drive, while in just over 3 hours one can reach Chicago, Illinois. Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Erie, Pennsylvania; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania can be driven in less than 5 hours.
There is an impressive history of private investment in Edgerton. The Village has a strong economic base, with its largest manufacturing and related local employers consisting of machinery wholesaler Air-Way Manufacturing Company, Matsu Ohio, Inc., a major motor vehicle parts manufacturer, and Oren Elliot Products, LLC, a manufacturer of semiconductors and other components. Other companies that call Edgerton home include metal products manufacturer Edgerton Forge, Inc., Stark Truss Company, Inc., a wood products manufacturer, and Liechty, Inc., industrial machinery repair and maintenance.
Educational facilities are always a must. To gain additional training or further one’s education, there are several facilities within a 30–60-minute drive (i.e. Defiance College, Trine University, Northwest State Community College, Indiana Business College, Indiana University of Technology, and Hillsdale College). Bowling Green State University is a 1 ¼ hour drive.
Through generous donations of both funds and land, the community offers an 84-acre public park (Miller Park) which has such amenities as an open-air pavilion with picnic tables, an open-air gazebo, and an enclosed shelter house that can be used for receptions, meetings, reunions, and parties. The park includes a basketball court, three tennis courts, three co-ed regulation-sized softball fields, a sand volleyball court, and nature trail.
Our village employees work daily to provide reliable electricity, water, and sewer; and preserve our roadways for safe transportation. We are proud to serve our community. The Village has room to grow, and we are committed to working with businesses to help them find their next location.
Stop by and let us show you what Edgerton has to offer.
Site opportunities include:
- 1-24 acres of Vacant Land available for Professional Use
- 20 acres of Vacant Land available for Industrial Use
Public Power and AMP
Public power utilities are not-for-profit, community-owned electric systems that work to provide the highest quality, most reliable power to residents and businesses. They are a part of the communities and focus on what is best for the people and businesses they serve.
American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) is the nonprofit wholesale power supplier and services provider for 133 members in the states of Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia; as well as the Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation, a joint action agency in Smyrna, Delaware. On behalf of our members, AMP deploys a diverse renewable generation portfolio along with environmentally responsible programs and services as part of a corporate commitment to sustainability.
For more information about our member communities and programs, visit searchampsites.com.