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

Free Resource

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What to read next:

““The Holmes County Economic Development Council creates a great environment for connecting people and resources that need to work together. And they’ve always been responsive, with a quick turnaround, serving area businesses well.”
—James Troyer, Troyer Owner”