About Holmes County

Holmes County is well-known for its rolling farmland and thriving Amish community. What many people are surprised to learn is that manufacturing is a fundamental driver of the local economy. Manufacturing is the leading business sector, in terms of number of employment positions and amount of related annual compensation. For a firsthand perspective of manufacturing in Holmes County, check out our manufacturing success stories in the grow and move here portions of the website. 


Interested in demographic data?

Take a look at the Holmes County Profile available for download in the sidebar. To learn more about living, shopping and playing in Holmes County, please check out the following websites:


Key / Core Industries

  • Furniture & wood products manufacturing
  • Cheese production
  • Tourism/hospitality
  • Natural resources & mining
  • Construction & building supplies

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What to read next:

“”We had the vision of an organization that would not just bring companies in from outside the county to foster growth, but also aid businesses that are already here to expand and thrive. So, the HCEDC was formed.”
—Glenn Miller, Holmes-Wayne Electric Cooperative, Inc. President and CEO”