The Sidney-Shelby Economic Partnership (SSEP) is a not-for-profit organization consisting of private business and public leaders from across Shelby County who are dedicated to maintaining the county’s economic growth and stability.  SSEP serves Shelby County as the economic development point of contact for this area.  We work closely with local and state officials to make known financial and employment incentives available under Ohio law.  We are here to help you build a successful business.

The SSEP’s mission is to promote Shelby County as a viable location for new companies that will complement our manufacturing environment and create additional job opportunities.  This organization also remains dedicated to retaining our current industries.

Shelby County is very fortunate to have a progressive community with many high quality companies. It has been said that “Shelby County is known for the companies we keep!” Our goal is to assist these companies in any way possible to provide an attractive business climate.

If you are considering a new location for your company, we believe that you have come to one of the best locations in Ohio.  Sidney-Shelby County businesses benefit from our industrial amenities, diverse economy, workforce initiatives and vibrant communities.


     Site Selection Magazine’s Governor’s Cup recognized Sidney as one of top micropolitans in the United States with the most new and expanded corporate facility investments.  A micropolitan is a city with a population between 10,000 and 50,000 people.  Sidney ranked number 13 of 100 cities that the magazine classified in the USA. 

     In Ohio, micropolitan markets offer exceptional business growth opportunities, according to Site Selection magazine’s 2015 Governor’s Cup annual rankings. Ohio surpassed competing states, earning special recognition for micropolitan development with 19 Ohio cities named as Top 100 Micropolitan Areas. That’s more than the next two states combined.

     “The number and diversity of the micro-communities named to this list is proof that Ohio has the formula for success: access to exceptional resources, a competitive business climate, and dedicated economic development teams working collaboratively at every level,” explained John Minor, JobsOhio President and Chief Investment Officer.

     The magazine has awarded the Governor's Cup annually since 1988 to the U.S. state with the most new and expanded corporate facilities with significant economic impact. Qualifying project wins include headquarters, manufacturing plants, R&D operations, and logistics sites, meeting one of the three criteria: (a) minimum capital investment of $1 million, (b) creation of at least 20 jobs, and (c) addition of at least 20,000 square feet in new floor space. To see the full list of honorees, visit SiteSelection.com.




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