Business View Civil and Municipal | Volume 2, Issue 7

110 CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL VOLUME 2, ISSUE 7 UNTY, T he great outdoors is calling to people pining for the wide open after pandemic lockdowns, but most are looking for a place close enough to a larger city center to enjoy those amenities or even commute back to jobs that aren’t virtual. Paulding County, Ohio offers many ways for people to have the best of both worlds, even while being an essential worker. The county is a rare find with abundant natural resources to help people and families have those fun-filled adventures while social distancing on one of Paulding County’s wonderful recreational waterways that include the Maumee and Auglaize Rivers. The scenic rural county is made up of many unique villages that each offer something different and new to discover, whether it’s railway history, or Paulding’s courthouse, or shopping in Antwerp, which has many local shops in the beautifully redeveloped downtown. The county is working to grow both its housing and recreational stock, while also incubating and supporting new and long-time businesses in the area. Tim Copsey, Economic Development Director for the county, knows country-style living has its perks. He explains, “Paulding County is a small rural community that is close to many cities nearby. It’s a bedroom community for a lot of those bigger cities, but we also have good things here to offer. We have lots of natural resources and plenty of space for people to AT A GLANCE PAULDING COUNTY, OHIO WHAT: A charming, progressive county; population approx. 18,600 WHERE: Northwestern Ohio along the Indiana border WEBSITE: ATIONWORKS