We Are Knox County’s Economic Developer
+1 (740) 393-3806
P.O. Box 29
Mount Vernon, OH 43050

Why Knox County?

Gifted with some of the finest landscape views in Ohio, our community offers the Rural Lifestyle – yet deeply connects with the Columbus metro

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Our community has high quality commercial real estate product – use our search tool or contact us to discuss

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Communities in Knox County bring to the table the entire toolbox of economic development incentives & financing mechanisms

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We Are Knox County’s Economic Developer

The Area Development Foundation’s understanding of Knox County’s high-quality workforce, shovel-ready commercial & industrial properties, and sophisticated economic development deal-making will impress you.

For more information on the benefits of locating your business in Knox County, Ohio please contact us at:

+1 (740) 393-3806

We are HIRING!  The Area Development Foundation is accepting resumes through August 31, 2018 for the position of Vice-President. This key position will administer the Knox County Land Bank and serve in a leadership role to the Foundation.  See link: Area Development Foundation — Vice President — Job announcement 08.10.2018

And… our partner organization, Knox Labs makerspace, also is HIRING!  This university-partnered community makerspace – set to occupy 5,500 sq. ft. in downtown Mount Vernon – seeks an energetic, professional, and resourceful individual for a part-time, 20 hours/week appointment. Doors open October 2018.  See link: Knox Labs — Programs Coordinator — Job announcement

WE’VE MOVED!  In June, our office location shifted to the historic, and beautifully renovated, B&O Depot in downtown Mount Vernon, at 507 West High Street.  We now sit in the Western Union office and make use of the old B&O Railroad’s Board Room upstairs.  Quite the location.  We ARE the entrance to the community!