Advantages of Shelby County

Shelby County is an attractive location for companies around the country and world to invest.  With a convenient location, low cost of doing business, diverse workforce and abundant resources, Shelby County is an ideal location for business development and company relocation. In fact, Sidney-Shelby is nationally ranked. Our community has been ranked a Top 100 U.S. Micropolitan by Site Selection Magazine 12 years running, ranking #3 in 2022!


Location & Logistics Advantages


Manufacturing Strengths




Education and Workforce Training


Agricultural Settings


Living in Shelby County


Guide to Living in Sidney, Ohio

  • Located along the I-75 corridor
  • Within 600 miles of 53% of the U.S. population
  • Accessed by 7 interchanges to provide quick and convenient access for both commercial and industrial users.

Sidney-Ohio-Airport (2)

The Sidney Municipal Airport offers a 5,013 ft. Runway

Location & Logistics Advantages

  • Strategically located along Interstate 75, companies in Shelby County are within one day’s drive of more than 50% of the U.S. and Canadian population and within 70% of all North American manufacturing locations.
  • The Dayton International Airport is located just 33 miles south of Sidney and offers companies multiple air travel options.
  • Located 40 miles north of Dayton, 100 miles north of Cincinnati, 85 miles west of Columbus, 100 miles south of Toledo, and 120 miles east of Indianapolis.
  • Sidney and Shelby County have seven interchanges with Interstate 75, providing quick and convenient access for both commercial and industrial users.
  • Rail access, served by CSX, runs east/west and north/south through the county.
  • Sidney offers a modern municipal airport, which operates a dual runway system and a primary runway measuring 5,013 feet long to accommodate large aircraft. Please visit for more information.

Manufacturing Strengths

  • Shelby County has the highest percentage of manufacturing jobs per capita in the State of Ohio.
  • Home to 2 of the 3 top manufacturing employers in the Dayton region.
  • A diversified manufacturing community that includes advanced manufacturing, automotive, food, and recreational vehicles.
  • An available workforce of over 250,000 people.
  • An exceptional skilled trades business community exists in Shelby County, ready to support local manufacturing needs.
  • Served by a strong transportation/trucking industry.
  • Visit for a business directory search.
  • POLICOM Economic Strength Rankings – Top 100 Micro, 10 years running
  • #3 U.S. Micro by Site Selection in 2022, the 12th year running

“An American Tradition”
Airstream Inc. located in Jackson Center, Ohio

Sidney WT Plant

City of Sidney Water Treatment Plant – Sidney, Ohio


  • The City of Sidney is equipped to supply a treated water supply of over 10 million gallons per day.
  • Shelby County offers a sustainable water source composed of 1.5 trillion gallons of groundwater.
  • Gigabit fiber optics network throughout the county provides unparalleled communication service.
  • Multiple electric and natural gas providers service the area with a highly developed infrastructure.
  • Over 900 acres of development opportunities in multiple greenfield sites.

Education & Workforce Training

  • Shelby County offers 8 public and 2 private/parochial schools (grades K-12).
  • Progressive programs; modern facilities; low pupil-teacher ratios; high graduation rates.
  • Innovative Workforce Development programs prepare the emerging workforce for employment. Please visit to learn more.
  • Public school systems have received “Top Schools” recognition for the Dayton area.
  • Career Center opportunities for high school students. See for more details.
  • Close proximity to many colleges and universities. See Education and Workforce for more information.
Ferguson Shed

Career Exploration Academy event exposes local

students to career opportunities in Shelby County.

Cargill for Agricultural Strengths

Rich in farming and food manufacturing

 – Shelby County, Ohio

Agricultural Settings

  • Our agriculture heritage and Midwest values instills a strong work ethic in present and future generations.
  • Shelby County offers strong agricultural education programs which provide leadership skills and career development.
  • Multiple food manufacturers are located in Shelby County.
  • Shelby County is ranked 8th in Ohio for Total Market Value of agricultural products sold.
  • Approximately 1,000 total farms with roughly 287,000 acres of land, totaling nearly $208 million in net cash receipts.
  • Ohio is the nation’s 7th largest corn, soybean and wheat producing state, and one of the fastest growing dairy states, all of which are used to support regional food processing companies.

Living in Shelby County

  • Vibrant communities with convenient access to big city amenities.
  • Over 450 acres of lush parklands, including a 226 acre nature preserve.
  • 16 miles of dual use and nature trails.
  • Well-maintained golf courses.
  • Arts, recreation and community attractions abound throughout Sidney and Shelby County! Visit for more information.
Tawawa Park Family

Scenic covered bridge — Tawawa Park

in Sidney, Ohio