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P.O. Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242
Phone: 330-672-4080
or 800-793-0912
International: 001-330-672-4080

Columbiana County

105 South Market Street
County Courthouse
Lisbon, OH 44432-1255
Phone: (330) 424-9511
Fax:  (330) 424-5067

Original NEOTEC member county

Major Cities: East Liverpool, Salem
Population as of 2007: 108,698
County seat:  Lisbon
Size: 532 square miles
Year founded: 1803

County Profile:  Click here

County Web Site:    Click here

Situated amid the rolling tree-covered hills of eastern Ohio, Columbiana County is a gateway to opportunity—a vibrant, growing area that is proud of its strong rural American values and rich historical traditions.

Columbiana County, located in the Cleveland-Pittsburgh industrial corridor, is a gateway to opportunity, offering employers and employees a location perfectly suited to serve the region’s cluster industries of aerospace, automotive, information technology, polymers, and metals. Out of Ohio’s 88 counties, Columbiana is ranked as the 8th largest agricultural county and the 16th largest industrial county.
Location and transportation assets make the county a natural distribution hub to service North American markets. Four-lane highways, rail access and choice of air service are key. The most important element of this multimodal mix is the county’s ability to utilize low-cost water transportation via Ohio’s largest river port system. A new river/rail terminal at the Wellsville Intermodal Facility (Ohio River Mile Post 49) helps move more than 15 million tons of maritime cargo a year through the county. Other advantages offered in Columbiana County are an available work force, a low cost of living, small-town quality of life (no cities over 25,000), and
economical energy resources. It all adds up to tremendous opportunities for companies looking for a place that likes to do business.


In 2007 the total employment for all industries in Columbiana County was 53,400.

Employment by industry:
Manufacturing 26.8%
Trade/Farming 23.4%
Services 22.3%
Government 13.4%
Transportation/Utilities 5.0%
Construction 4.3%
Finance/Insurance/Real Estate 3.2%
Other 1.3%

Major Employers

American Standard Inc., Columbiana County, East Liverpool City Hospital, Fresh Mark Inc./Carriage Hill Foods, Hall China Company, Salem Community Hospital, Wal-Mart Stores, US Industries, and Butech-Bliss, Salem

Quality of Life

Attractions in Columbiana County include two universities; Beaver Creek State Park, featuring Beaver Creek, which is designated as a National Scenic River; Log House Museum in Columbiana; Salem Museum of Historic Interest and Memorabilia; Plymouth Street Historic Area in Hanoverton; Museum of Ceramics in East Liverpool; Old Stone House Museum in Lisbon; Scenic Vista Park; Harvey S. Firestone Park; Sandy
and Beaver Canal; Cherry Valley Arboretum; Morgan’s Monument; six covered bridges; 19 golf courses; the Ohio River and numerous lakes for boating and fishing.


Railroads: Norfolk Southern; CSX; Central Columbiana & Pennsylvania Railroad
Motor Freight Lines: Six trucking companies are headquartered in Columbiana County
Air: Columbiana County Airport; Pittsburgh International Airport – 30 miles; Akron-Canton Airport – 50 miles; Cleveland-Hopkins Airport – 65 miles
    East to West:  US route 30; State Route 62: Interstates 76/80 (Interstate 70 is 45 miles south)
   North to South:  State routes 7, 9, 11, 45 and 170
Route 11 provides a direct connection from the Ohio River to Lake Erie.
Waterways: Ohio’s largest river port system providing year-round international maritime cargo service via the gulf ports of New Orleans and Mobile


Natural Gas: Dominion East Ohio, Columbia Gas
Electricity: American Electric Power, FirstEnergy
Water: Buckeye Water District
Telephone: AT&T, GTE, Sprint
Cable: Comcast, DirectTV, Time Warner

Foreign-Trade Zone 181

Includes 145 acres at 3 sites

For more information, contact:
Columbiana County Port Authority
Tracy Drake, Chief Executive Officer
330-386-9051 •