The mission of GROW Licking County CIC is to provide responsive and individualized economic development support that enables business to expand or relocate in Licking County, Ohio. GROW Licking County serves as the front door of the community – welcoming development, connecting resources, and increasing opportunities.

Through our public-private partnership, GROW Licking County facilitates relationships throughout its footprint to ensure the county encourages emerging and existing growth opportunities across our diverse industry sectors.

Our core message —“Simplifying Success”— can be seen in the businesses that we have assisted, the testimonials from project partners on GROW’s unique approach to economic development, and the overall quality of life here in Licking County. These successes include the growth of 3,500 new jobs, retention of 1,500 existing jobs, and facilitation of over $600 million in direct investment throughout Licking County.  

Please explore our website to learn how we can become part of your success story.


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701 International Drive

20,000 sq. ft. of expandable, finished-to-suit industrial building planned for construction on the Central Ohio Aerospace and Technology Center campus. Learn more >

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Recent Blogs

  • What a Difference a Year Makes

    November 21, 2016
    Last week, I wrote about my travels to Central Europe – as part of a trade mission with Columbus 2020.  However, while I was at the Bergamo... Learn more >
  • GROW-ing Across the “Pond”

    November 15, 2016
    As many of you know, one of the chief objectives for GROW Licking County in 2016 was to expand the CIC’s reach by engaging companies at trade sh... Learn more >
  • Johnstown is the FIRST Ohio community to openly welcome legal medical marijuana operations

    August 24, 2016
    In order to move a community forward, the leaders of that community must be progressive in their thinking. New, long term ideas must be vetted and cri... Learn more >