Major Employers

Regional Leading Employers

In an ever changing world, location and investment decisions are complicated. Gallia County, OH offers companies numerous advantages to locating and expanding here including available workforce, an optimal location for product transport, and low operating costs.

Many companies of varied industries have chosen to call our region home. Our region is shown to be strong industry leader in electric power generation, food processing and auto manufacturing, just to name a few.  

Gallia County, OH is centrally located near several metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs), providing employers the population and labor force to support their company’s needs, all while still able to achieve the small town, rural American lifestyle. 

With wage and cost of living rates below State and National Averages, Gallia County, OH makes sense for your company’s bottom line.

Have questions about workforce or wage rates for your industry? Gallia County Economic Development can assist your company with a specific industry, labor, and wage data customized for your company’s needs. 

Bellisio Foods

A leader in the frozen foods industry, Bellisio Foods in Jackson, OH manufactures brands such as Michelina’s, Chili’s, Lean Gourmet, and Boston Market.


ElectroCraft, Inc specializes in dependable, application-engineer specialty fractional-horsepower motor and motion products. 

General Mills

A recognized national leader in the food industry. The Wellston, OH plant manufactures food products including Totinos pizza snacks

GKN Sinter Metals

GKN Sinter Metals produces gears, clutch pressure plates and torque-converter components for a variety of customers, including Chrysler, General Motors, EXEDY, LuK USA and Allison Transmission. In 2013, the Gallipolis location completed a $10 Million expansion. 

Lightstone Generation - Gavin Power Plant

The General James M. Gavin Power Plant is a 2.6 gigawatt coal-fired power station operated by Lightstone Generation.  It is the largest coal fired power facility in Ohio, and one of the largest in the nation. 

Ohio Valley Electric Corporation (OVEC)

The Kyger Creek Power Plant is a 1-Gigawatt coal-fired power station operated by the Ohio Valley Electric Corporation. 

The Ohio Valley Bank

Established in 1872, the Ohio Valley Bank currently operates 15 offices throughout Ohio and West Virginia. The Ohio Valley Banc Corp common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Market.  The mission of the Ohio Valley Bank is clear, Community First!

Toyota Motor Manufacturing

Toyota Motor Manufacturing, WV is Toyota’s only combined engine and transmission plant in North America.  The $1.4 billion facility employs over 1,500.

Regional Employers by number of employees

Regional Major Industries & Employment

by NAICS Codes - 45 mi radius

Average Earnings Comparison

Wages for Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area

Gallia County Largest Employers

1. Holzer Health System – 2500 (across all locations)
2. Ohio Valley Electric Corp. – Kyger Creek Plant – 300
3. Lightstone Generation- Gavin Plant – 270
4. Ohio Valley Bank – 300 (across all locations)
5. GKN Sinter Metals – 200
6. ElectroCraft – 150

Major Regional Employers:
1. Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Buffalo WV – 1500
2. Bellisio Foods – 1300
3. General Mills, Wellston, OH – 1200

Company Testimonials

“GKN continues to invest in our Gallipolis facility, as the community has supported us in creating this high performance business. Engaged employees, reliable utilities, and a location central to our industry – are the key elements to our success.”

Matt Daniels
RPPC Director, Forging OWC and Differrentials
GKN Sinter Metals – Gallipolis
“Accessible technology infrastructure, close proximity to the nation’s major shipping routes, progressive financial resources, and a business-friendly leadership make Gallia County the place to be to run a successful business in today’s world.”
Tom Wiseman
President & CEO
Ohio Valley Bank
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