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Real American Strength.

Strength. Real American Strength. The kind of strength that’s more than being powerful, its a combination of people, place and partnership that created the kind of strength that makes Lima/Allen County unlike any other city or county in Ohio. Together, we’ve made a community that’s far more than a place on the map.

We work in collaboration with state and local partners to offer comprehensive services to prospective businesses considering Lima/Allen County. From financing options, such as the D’Arcy Loan, and other initiatives, we provide resources to grow and develop Allen County. We leverage the many strengths and attributes of the region’s skilled workforce, transportation and technology corridors, educational resources, real estate options, and infrastructure to spur economic growth for the communities we serve.

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Gateway Industrial Park Receives Certification

The Allen Economic Development Group, AEP and Regional Growth Partnership are proud to announce that Gateway Commerce Industrial Park has been certified as an Austin Consulting – American Electric Power Certified Site for the Food & Beverage Sector. This means that Gateway Commerce is shovel-ready for any food and beverage processors looking to locate in our area

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Recent News

  • Phase II of Economic & Workforce Development in Lima / Allen County

    The second phase of the U.S. Department of Defense’s Office of Economic Adjustment Workforce Development grant is officially underway. On Tuesday, May 17, stakeholders gathered in the City Club to review Phase 1 and discuss the action plan for Phase 2. Dave Beurle, CEO of Future IQ Partners, presented some of the issues that were identified ...

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  • Rep. Jim Jordan Visits Lima/Allen County

    State Representative Jim Jordan visited Lima Pallet Company on Friday, April 22 to announce a new bill designed to encourage unemployed adults on assistance, to enter the workforce. Click here to read the Lima News article, written by Craig Kelly.

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  • Lima Ranks 6th in the Nation

    Site Selector magazine recently announced that Lima is in a tie for sixth place in the nation for development projects. Lima is among other small metropolitan areas, with 10 development projects attracted in 2015. In 2014, Lima was ranked 24th. “It’s a good indication of the strength and diversity of our economy,” according to Jeff Sprague, President ...

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Map Room


Visit our map room and use our interactive map of Lima/Allen County to see where various companies and organizations are located within the county. You can search by location or industry. We also have maps of Lima/Allen County, our transportation corridors, and more.


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Sites and Buildings


Whether you’re looking for shovel-ready sites or existing buildings and warehouses – we have what you’re looking for on our Sites & Buildings search tool. Click here to search for available sites and buildings in Lima/Allen County.

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