Explore Licking County

The perfect mix of small-town charm and big-city benefits, Licking County offers a high quality of life and low cost of living with exemplary infrastructure, exciting amenities, top-notch schools, friendly neighbors, and uncommon natural beauty.

Licking County Snapshot

Offering a comprehensive collection of resources, amenities, and incentives for new and growing businesses, Licking County boasts a strong infrastructure, diverse workforce and highly accessible transportation.

County Contact:

Alexis Fitzsimmons

Executive Director
GROW Licking County


Directly east of Columbus, with Interstate 70 as its southern border


The county is home to 180,401 residents with a median age of 40

Notable Cities

Licking County’s key cities include Newark, Heath, and Pataskala

Notable Businesses

Amazon Web Services, Axium Plastics, Owens Corning, and State Farm

Licking County is home to 17 public schools, four private schools, three universities, and two technical schools. The strong education landscape yields a stable, diverse, talented, and highly motivated workforce.

Cities in Licking County

Top Employers in Licking County

Industry: Retail
Operation: Logistics and Distribution
City: Pataskala
Industry: Retail
Operation: Manufacturing
City: New Albany
Company Headquarters: Canada
Industry: Construction
Operation: Manufacturing
City: Newark
Industry: Retail
Operation: Office
City: Hebron
Industry: Retail
Operation: Logistics and Distribution
City: Pataskala
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Our team is on hand to help your business find its place in the Columbus Region. Together we’ll secure your growth and future in our thriving ecosystem.