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We now have certified, shovel-ready sites.
~  Amos Industrial Park
~  Sidney Ohio Industrial Park

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.


  Two Sidney Industrial Parks Gain Certified Site Status 

The Sidney-Shelby Economic Partnership was recently recognized for having the first Certified Sites in The Dayton Power & Light Company service area. The newly certified sites include the Sidney Ohio Industrial Park  and the Amos Industrial Park. Site selection consultant McCallum Sweeney from Greenville, South Carolina reviewed and approved the sites based on criteria set forth in the Site Evaluation and Certification Program sponsored by The Dayton Power & Light Company. The Sidney Ohio Industrial Park is located on the southeast corner of the intersection of Millcreek and Kuther Road and contains 237 acres located in the City of Sidney and zoned for industrial development. The Amos Industrial Park is located north of Russell Road, west of State Route 29 and east of I-75.  The Park contains 177 acres. 

The site certification process is a very lengthy and tedious procedure.  Staff and a number of consultants have worked nearly two years to complete the appropriate submittals to gain certified site status.  The sites are now “shovel ready” for industrial development. The certified site status insures a new company that the sites are 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. Studies to clear the properties of these concerns cost nearly $50,000 for each site. The sites will now be marketed internationally as  “certified sites.” 


  Sidney Named in Prestigious Top 100 Micropolitan List - Third Year in a Row 


In 2017, and again in 2018, Ohio produced more Top 100 Micropolitans than any other state. The City of Sidney was included on this prestigious nationwide list, tied in the number 19 spot last year, and tied at 18th spot in 2017, having five projects meeting the award parameters. In 2016, Sidney was 32nd on the list of Top 100 Micropolitans. 

The Dayton region, which includes 12 surrounding counties had 40 development projects start in 2018, and was ranked second in the nation among areas its size (a population between 200,000 and 1 million).  It's the 13th year the Dayton region has been ranked in the Top 10, according to Site Selection Magazine.

"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 qualify," said James Hill, executive director of the Sidney-Shelby Economic Partnership.

 City Manager Mark Cundiff stated, “We are pleased that our local businesses and industry continue to see the tremendous value of the assets and resources available in Sidney as they plan expansions. There is and has always been real opportunity here in Shelby County.”

 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. 

 The Office of Management and Budget has identified 551 Micropolitans in the U.S.  Findlay was the top-ranking micropolitan area identified nationwide.  Findlay had 23 qualifying projects.  The OMB defines a micropolitan statistical area as one or more adjacent counties that has one urban core area (a city) of at least 10,000 but less than 50,000, plus adjacent territory that has a high degree of social and economic integration with the core (measured by commuting ties).


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