Business Relocation Success Stories

Homestead Furniture

In 1990, Barb and Ernie Hershberger were seeking a new business venture. Barb’s family had established a boot and harness shop and a quilt store, but she was intrigued by the idea of selling furniture. Initially operating out of the family’s old chicken coop, Homestead Furniture introduced Holmes County to quality pieces made in North and South Carolina.

Jacob & Levi's

In 2015, Jacob and Levi’s acquired a company with facilities in Holmesville, Ohio and soon realized the difficulties of running businesses 45 minutes apart. Discussions began shortly after to find a property in eastern Holmes County where they would be able to relocate both businesses together.

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“To help facilitate the build and move, Homestead turned to the HCEDC. Through the Enterprise Zone program, Homestead saved significant funds on taxes that allowed them to maintain their current workforce, while also added several new employee positions.”