We Are Knox County’s Economic Developer
+1 (740) 393-3806
110 East High Street
Mount Vernon, OH 43050

Why Knox County?

We are an educated community, with well-ranked public schools and higher education institutions, and we are proud of our heritage. Simply put, Knox County offers the right business the Rural Lifestyle. But we know what we’re doing. We are deeply experienced in structuring economic development deals. And our community features a top-quality, independent hospital, faculty residents of the local colleges, and loyal workers with strong work ethics. All within an hour’s drive of downtown Columbus.

Knox County is comprised of Mount Vernon, the county seat and largest city, surrounded by development-minded communities like Apple Valley, Centerburg, and Fredericktown.

For additional data and assessments, click the links below to documents and reports that inform you of Knox County’s value proposition:

Foundations for the Future Report – The Ohio State University – April 2016

Fredericktown Downtown Revitalization Study 2017

Knox County Demographics

Knox County CAFR 2014

Knox County OH — Top 25 Employers


In Summer 2017, the Knox County Regional Planning Commission’s Steering Committee will re-write its current comprehensive plan: Knox County Comprehensive Plan – 2012 Update  The new plan will be written with the help of OHM Advisors and we urge the public to get involved in the effort: Knox County Comp Plan Update – 2017 engagement