Build Your Success Here
Portage County is an ideal place to locate or relocate your business. Find out why we’re the place for your organization to thrive now and into the future.
4 great reasons to choose Portage County for your business
Portage County boasts a diverse range of available properties, ranging from smaller lots to multi-acre tracts of land big enough for the largest companies. Search our selection of available land to find a location that fits your needs. Choose from properties near one of our growing cities to have access to everything you and your employees need to a larger, more rural spot that will give your business room to grow in the years ahead.
Culture of Success
There is no better testament to our status as a great place to do business than the many growing, innovative organizations that call Portage County home. From rubber testing labs to the banking industry, foodbanks to law firms and major colleges and universities to the railroad industry, the companies and institutions located here impact not just our county and its communities, but the entire globe. Moving to or starting your business in Portage County allows you to not only tap into that culture of success, but be part of its growth.
With a growing population and multiple top colleges and universities in our county or nearby, Portage County offers your business access to a talented, educated workforce ready and willing to tackle any type of job. With the challenges companies of all sizes face in trying to find not just workers, but the right people for the right job, being able to tap into a capable pool of candidates right in your back yard has never mattered more than it does right now. Locating in Portage County puts you in precisely where you need to be to find the people to power your profitability.
Location, Location, Location
The cliche about location being the most important aspect of real estate exists for a reason. Your business needs to be in a place where it has access to all of the materials and resources it needs on a daily basis, and also one that’s surrounded by a capable workforce that can fuel your continued success.
Portage County has a mix of urban and rural communities, but what unites them all is their close proximity to major cities in the state and beyond, not to mention the highways that connect your business to the world. Being rural doesn’t mean being disconnected from the places and people you need to reach – it means you have room to grow while staying connected to your customers and vendors.
When you choose Portage, you choose a place that offers the best of both worlds.
Portage County by the Numbers
Portage County is a growing, flourishing place that offers an ideal environment for business to launch, expand, relocate and succeed. With a growing population, skilled workforce and strong business community, Portage is the perfect place for your company to call home. Here are a few stats showing what makes Portage County the place to do business.
Top Private and Top Public / Nonprofit Employers
Top Private Employers
- East Manufacturing
- The Davey Tree Expert Co.
- Step 2
- Parker Hannifin
Top Public/Nonprofit Employers
- Kent State University
- UH Portage Medical Center
- Portage County Government
- Kent City Schools
- 2021: 162,382
- 2020: 161,791
- 2010: 161,419
- 2000: 152,061
- 1990: 142,585
- 1980: 135,856
- 1970: 125,868
Who calls Portage County home?
Available Portage County properties
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