County Overview of Highland County

APEG serves Highland County as a JobsOhio network partner in economic development and with support from the SBA Regional Innovation Cluster Initiative for their forest and wood products businesses. 

  • Highways through County: The county highway system is comprised of 17 state routes and two federal routes; they include State Routes 28, 41, 72, 73, 124, 131, 134,135, 136, 138, 247, 286, 321, 506, 753, 771, 785, US 50 and US 62.
  • Rail through County: Indiana and Ohio Railway Co.
  • Nearest Airport: Highland County Airport, 9500 N Shore Dr, Hillsboro OH
  • Distance – Airport to County Seat: 4.6 miles
  • County Seat: Hillsboro
Nicole Oberrecht (937) 393-1911

Highland County Economic Development
119 Governor Foraker Place
Hillsboro, OH 45133


Utilities, Employment & Education

Electricity Providers

  • Adams Rural Electric
  • American Electric Power (AEP)
  • Dayton Power & Light Co. (DP&L)
  • Duke Energy Ohio
  • South Central Power Co.

Natural Gas Providers

  • Pike Natural Gas Co.
  • Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio

Major Employers

  • Candle-lite-Candle Manufacturer
  • Johnson Controls – Foam Seat Manufacturer
  • Weastec-Vehicle Electronic Components
  • Greenfield Research-Formed Wire and
    Automotive Insulator Parts
  • PAS Technologies-OEM/MRO for Aerospace,
    Oil and Gas Industries


  • AT&T Ohio
  • Frontier North
  • Charter Communications
  • Horizon

County News

Groups: Recover Together joins Highland County Chamber of Commerce

The Highland County Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated with their new member Groups: Recover Together.

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Leesburg, Washington industrial parks among 8 properties ‘SiteOhio authenticated’ by JobsOhio

JobsOhio and its regional partners announced this week eight Ohio sites have been SiteOhio authenticated. When a

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