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Key Industries 

Many companies of varied industries have chosen to call our region home.  Our region has shown to be a strong industry leader in Electric Power Generation, Food Processing, Manufacturing and Healthcare, just to name a few.

Gallia County Economic Development and local community leaders strongly support and encourage business development.  We work with your company to eliminate obstacles that impede growth for your company.


Gallia County, OH offers a skilled, experienced manufacturing workforce, developable land, and a strategic location for sourcing parts and transporting products, making this a perfect location for manufacturing companies.  Regional and local industry leaders inclue Toyota Motor Manufacturing WV, GKN Sinter Metals Inc, ElectroCraft, Ohio Valley Trackwork, and Southern Cabinetry. 

Agribusiness & Food Processing

Agriculture and Food Processing has remained a thriving industry region-wide. Gallia County native Bob Evans, founder of Bob Evans Restaurants, began making sausage on farm. The Bob Evans Farms company opened a total of four sausage plants, one of which was in Bidwell (Gallia County), to keep up with demand. In 2013, the original Bob Evans Sausage Plant in Bidwell, OH was closed and production was moved to other facilities. 

Large regional leaders in the Food Processing Industry include General Mills and Bellisio Foods in Jackson, OH.


Gallia County has been powering homes and businesses for decades.  Two of Gallia County's largest employers are the Lightstone Generation Power Plant and OVEC Kyger Creek Power Plant.  The Lightstone Generation, Gavin Plant is a 2.6 Gigawatt coal-fired power station in Cheshire, OH.  It is the largest coal fired power facility in Ohio, and one of the largest in the nation.   The Ohio Valley Electric Corporation (OVEC) Kyger Creek Power Plant is a 1-Gigawatt coal-fired power station in Cheshire, OH. 

Health care

Holzer Health System, Gallia County's largest employer, is a multiple discipline health care system of over 160 board certified or board eligible physicians providing care in more than 30 acres of expense, with 16 locations throughout southeastern Ohio and western West Virginia.   Specialty services include the Holzer Cardiovascular Institute, Holzer Center for Cancer Care.  Holzer Health System provides unparalleled access to leading technology, right here in Gallia County. 

Lightstone Generation

Holzer Health System