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.


EMI recently began the construction of a new facility in Jackson Center which is needed to accommodate the dramatic growth the company has experienced. The new building will provide 105,000 square feet for office and manufacturing space and will be located at the west end of the Village on West Pike Street (State Route 274). The company will invest $5.1 Million in the project, create 10 new jobs and retain nearly 100 current jobs in Jackson Center. Ferguson Construction Company in Sidney is the general contractor.

For more than 40 years, EMI has been one of the most experienced and reliable manufacturers and suppliers of automation equipment and maintenance products for the plastics industry. Their products and automation systems are found in many of the largest—and smallest—plastic processing facilities. 

EMI was established in 1968 to provide innovative, high-quality, products for injection molding machines. As the injection molding industry grew, a need began to emerge for technology to automate the handling of plastic molded parts. To meet this need, EMI began developing conveyors and engineered automation systems including central conveying, box filling, parts diverting, cooling, and many other custom engineered systems.

The Village of Jackson Center worked closely with the company to provide a number of incentives to encourage the expansion. The incentives include a 15 year/100% abatement of the new real estate taxes, waived tap fees for water and sewer, and will install water line and additional hydrants.

For more information on EMI, please visit their website at www.emicorp.com


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