Major Industries

Athens County is the only county in Southeast Ohio that produces a base of workers attractive to both the high-technology and advanced services industry that needs college graduates to operate.  Athens County’s strategic location in the middle of larger urban centers of Columbus, Pittsburgh, and Charleston create substantial opportunities to develop high-tech and advanced services jobs as Athens is close enough to these urban centers to capitalize on national airports and other services these companies may need. Additionally, Athens County possesses a competitive edge compared to other places as there is a significant lower cost of living and wages which are attractive to business.

Athens major and growing industries include: