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. 


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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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“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.”