DHL Supply Chain to build 755,000-square-foot distribution center in Fairfield County

The project adds to the global company's already strong presence in Central Ohio, where its supply chain headquarters is based.


Fairfield County to Hold Public Open House for 2023 Comprehensive Plan

As Fairfield County prepares for future growth, the Fairfield County Commissioners in conjunction with planning NEXT, a Columbus-based consultant group, will share the results of an in-depth planning process by hosting a public open house August 8 through August 15 at the Fairfield County Courthouse, 210 E. Main Street in downtown Lancaster. The open house will allow the public to view displays bearing information regarding the updated comprehensive economic development plan and the land use plan.


Alleguard Repurposes Lancaster Facility, Creating Ohio Hub for Protective Foam Solutions

Alleguard, formerly Fabricated Packaging Materials Inc., announced a $900,000 expansion at its Lancaster location, adding 85 new jobs over the next few years in machine operators, clerical positions, supervisors and managers with hiring currently underway. By adding new equipment through this investment, the company is repurposing its existing space, allowing for new hires to start immediately.

Grants Enable Zebco to Expand Business

Zebco, a foam packaging provider in downtown Lancaster, was

recently granted a $50,000 JobsOhio Inclusion Grant to invest in machinery and


Governor DeWine Tours Workforce Center, Meets with Students and Officials

Discovery Friday at the Workforce Center was made extra special last week as Governor Mike DeWine paid a visit to meet the students and community partners, County Commissioners, and education leaders, who all play a vital role in the success of the Center.

The Fairfield County Workforce Center to partner with Ohio University, Hocking College in Appalachian Semiconductor Education and Technical (ASCENT) Ecosystem through Intel grant funding

Coalition will collaborate to create pathways for increased student learning, workforce development in support of state’s growing semiconductor industry


Fairfield County Requests Proposals for Economic Development Strategic Plan

As Fairfield County prepares for future growth, the county commissioners have announced they are seeking proposals for a comprehensive economic development strategic plan. The plan will focus on smart growth to ensure the county maintains a balance between its agricultural base and expansion of residential and commercial land.

Area 20 Issues Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Video Production Services

Fairfield County Workforce Recovery Initiative

Fairfield County is extending its request for financial and business coaching opportunities for its Revolving Loan Clients

Fairfield 33 Alliance Announces Laura Tussing New Chair of the Board

RLF Consultant RFQ

Fairfield County looking for qualified individuals or companies to support small businesses with financial and consulting services.

Fairfield County Pledges Support for Broadband Expansion

Grant Writing Services for Fairfield County Townships and Villages


Today the State of Ohio is announcing the launch of four new small business grant programs:

  • Food and Beverage establishment Grant
  • Lodging Grant
  • Entertainment Venue Grant
  • And New Small Business Grant (for businesses that started in 2020)


These grants range from up to $10,000 to $30,000. Businesses will be limited in applying for one of the above programs. Please see the attached program briefings.


Applications will go live on Tuesday morning. More details to come.

Applicants will be able to apply at the website The website was updated this morning with additional information, including each program’s terms and conditions.


As always if you have any questions, please reach out to one of our SBDC counselors for assistance.

Fairfield County Workforce Center to Offer Ready to Work Manufacturing Program


Fairfield County Awards Loans and Requests Applicants for COVID Relief Loans


ODJFS Creates New Hotline for Victims of Unemployment Identity Theft.
To file a fraudulent

The City of Lancaster’s Community Development Block Grant CARES Act (CDBG-CV) was established to provide financial assistance to existing local small businesses to maintain operations and retain jobs throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Learn more about Lancaster, OH Community Development Department

Ohio Home Relief Grant Opportunity (OHRG)
offers rent, mortgage and water and sewer assistance. The State of Ohio has designated a portion of the CARES funding to help low-income Ohioans who have fallen behind on their rent, mortgage, and water bills. This program will help families and individuals in Fairfield County, Ohio that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Individuals must be at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. More Information on OHRG.

Fairfield County Workforce Training Center to Offer HVAC Courses

Fairfield County Receives $913,000 Grant For Covid Relief Business Loans

Energy Grant can Help Fairfield County Businesses Save on Energy Costs

About Fairfield 33 Corridor

Ranging from the cities of Canal Winchester, Lancaster, and Pickerington; the Fairfield 33 Corridor encompasses Violet, Bloom and Greenfield Townships and is located directly between the urban area of Columbus and the scenic beauty of the Hocking Hills. Fairfield County is only a one-day drive for 60% of the United States population and 50% of the Canadian population.

The Corridor has abundant resources that allow businesses to operate efficiently and effectively. In the Corridor, businesses can:
Transport goods, materials and people throughout the region, country, and world through a multifaceted transportation system
Hire a reliable workforce with the skills to meet any
business challenge
Support business applications by tapping into an outstanding utility infrastructure and an abundance of natural resources