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.
OFFICE SUITE AVAILABLE – The Sidney-Shelby Business Hub at 101 S. Ohio Ave. in Sidney has immediate office space available. Perfect office rental or co-working space!
The Sidney Ohio Industrial Park has received SiteOhio Certification through Jobs Ohio Authentication. The Park is located on the southeast corner of the intersection of Millcreek and Kuther Road and contains 245 acres located in the City of Sidney and zoned for industrial development.
The site certification process is a very lengthy and tedious procedure. Staff and a number of consultants have worked nearly three years to complete the appropriate submittals to gain certified site status. The site is now “shovel ready” for industrial development. The certified site status insures a new company that the site is free of any detriments that may slow or stop development. Those detriments may include historical or archeological findings, soils unsuitable for construction, endangered species, wetlands, or environmental concerns.
In 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 the Sidney area has been named to the prestigious Top 100 Micropolitan list by Site Selection Magazine. Sidney moved up four spots from 15th to 11th in 2020.
Site Selection Magazine’s award focuses on new corporate facility projects with significant impact, including headquarters, manufacturing plants, research & development operations and logistics sites, among others. It does not track retail and government projects, or schools and hospitals.
“Projects have to be a new or expanded facility of at least 20,000 sq. ft., create at least 20 new jobs or require at least a $1 million investment to quality,” said James Hill, executive director of the Sidney-Shelby Economic Partnership.
The Office of Management and Budget has identified 551 Micropolitans in the U.S. A micropolitan is defined as an area adjacent to a metropolitan city with (a city) of at least 10,000 but less than 50,000, plus adjacent territory.