Belpre is a successful community that takes pride in solid relationships
with local businesses of all sizes. Over the years, business development
has helped the Belpre area become one of the “fastest growing small
towns” in Ohio. Located in the heart of the Mid-Ohio Valley, Belpre
is situated on the banks of the Ohio River. There is a close knit community
atmosphere in this population of approximately 7,000 but there is also
a secondary retail market of over 100,000 just minutes away.
The Belpre area has grown steadily in large industrial companies and manufacturing
plants such as Kraton Polymers, manufacturers of thermoplastic rubber
products and Nova Chemical Corporation, the largest producer of polystyrene
in North America. DuPont, and G.E. Plastics, Degussa Corporation and Chevron
Chemical are also recognizable contributors to our local economy.
Many smaller businesses create jobs that support our community. Freight
and transportation companies, food services, auto sales, personal care
services, insurance agencies, craftsmen and vendors of every caliber add
their talents and experience to keep our local economy looking good for
years to come. Belpre is extremely proud of the growth and availability
of medical services and physicians that have located in our area. Hospital
improvements and good relationships with medical personnel keep our local
population well and thriving.
Tourism and travel also comprise an intrinsic part of the Belpre area
economy. Our beautiful parks and waterways are enjoyed by local folks
and the many visitors we receive.
A few key selling points which make Belpre an ideal growth location for
Location: Within 500 miles of over
50% of U.S. population or 50% of the nation’s marketplace, and 60%
of the country’s manufacturing labor force.
Transportation: Improved access via interstate highways as the Corridor
D connection project nears completion; air, rail, and Ohio River waterway
are all available.
Abundant Natural Resources: Energy sources are economical and our industrial
community is safety-conscious and environmentally responsible.
Do you have a business? Are you looking to relocate? Are you starting
a new business? Belpre, Ohio is the place for you!