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The Wayne Economic Development Council Contact Information – 542 E. Liberty St., Wooster; 330264-2411, fax 330-264-2412, Rod Crider, President; info@ waynecountyedc.com, www.waynecountyedc.com. WEDC Mission – The Wayne Economic Development Council (WEDC) is a private organization focused on enhancing the economic performance and business competitiveness of Wayne County, Ohio. As the lead economic development organization for the county, its role is to stimulate new investment and job growth through business expansion and attraction initiatives. The WEDC is a collaborative effort between government, local business and the educational community that have come together to keep Wayne County at the front of our region’s growth. With its partners, the WEDC provides the many services necessary for maintaining and growing the region’s economy. More Information – The WEDC’s team of economic development specialists provides one-stop convenience in assisting existing and new businesses who are considering new investments in our community. The benefits of these efforts include new jobs, new tax revenues, an enhanced quality of life and additional business opportunities for those already here. The WEDC accomplishes these goals by facilitating business expansion and recruitment processes, including site-selection assistance, labor-market analysis, workforce development resources, site and building information, assistance with regulatory authorities and coordination of incentives. The WEDC also provides consulting services and assistance in developing growth initiatives to local communities throughout Wayne County.

Wayne County Convention & Visitors Bureau Contact Information – 428 W. Liberty St., Wooster, 330-2641800, fax 330-264-1141, info@wccvb.com, www.wccvb.com. Executive Director – Martha Starkey Mission – Actively promotes tourism and overnight travel throughout Wayne County in a manner that will most effectively support the entirety of the county. Over 30 Years of Promoting Wayne County Wayne County continues to be the place to find exciting and unusual attractions. The Ohio Light Opera will open their 37th season June 13 with Brigadoon. The 2015 season will include Cole Porter’s Can-Can and old favorites such as George and Ira Gershwin’s Oh, Kay! and Gilbert and Sullivan’s Ruddigore. Shopping takes on an entire new meaning in Wayne County with one-of-a-kind places. Lehman’s supplies non-electrical lights, tools and equipment to the Amish and those around the world that do not use electricity. Shop for cookware, oil lamps, crockery, gas refrigerators, cook stoves and much more. The J.M. Smucker Company Store and Café is famous for its jams and jellies, but also is home to Jif, Pillsbury, Folgers and more. Walk through their museum and taste the products at their tasting station. P. Graham Dunn makes laser engraved wood products including picture frames, furniture, plaques and more. See the manufacturing process and browse the 20,000 square foot showroom filled with elaborate wall art, enchanting home decor and thousands of unique gifts. Pine Tree Barn is home to 25,000 square feet of unique gifts, home furnishings, a gourmet luncheon restaurant, and a Christmas tree farm; and Quailcrest Farm, with their 12,000 square foot greenhouse solarium, houses unique gifts and inspirational gardens with picnic pavilions. Downtown Wooster has developed a state and regional reputation for unique, independent shops and restaurants.

Our many farmers’ markets, both seasonal and year ‘round, will provide the freshest of products for your dinner table. Troutman Vineyards and Silver Run Vineyard and Winery can provide you with award winning wines in a relaxing country setting. Whether you are a resident or a visitor to Wayne County, you will be amazed at our beautiful scenery, quiet wooded hills and rich rolling farmland. There is something for everyone, including Amish Country, Secrest Arboretum, complete with a three-acre rose garden and Shisler’s Cheese House, known for their fabulous Swiss cheese and selection of goodies. Whatever your interests, Wayne County shares pieces of the past and glimpses into the future. Wayne County is rich in history, culture and exciting attractions. Contact the Wayne County Convention and Visitors Bureau if you have guests in town, need something to do with your family, or just want to discover something new in your own backyard. If your business holds seminars or meetings, we can help you find the perfect location. Contact us at 1-800362-6474 or info@wccvb.com. For up to date information and events, visit our website at www.wccvb.com.

Real Estate Figures & Tax Information Orrville Sold Listings From the Wayne/Holmes Association of Realtors 145 E. Liberty St., Wooster, 330-264-8062 2012 2013 No. homes sold: 100 114 No. sold volume: $10,813,555 $13,921,656 Ave. home price: $108,136 $122,120 Ave. days on market: 107 100

2014 97 $11,509,101 $118,651 110

Property Tax Rates – Orrville City School District (2014 rates of taxation, payable in 2015) #/District Basic Tax Rate per $1,000 of Property 04/Baughman Township 84.60 26/East Union Township 86.50 48/Sugar Creek Township 85.40 58/Orrville City, Baughman Township 83.40 59/Orrville City, Green Township 83.40

Other Taxes

Wayne County sales tax: 6.25% • Orrville City income tax: 1.00%

Contacts Wayne County Auditor’s Office – 428 W. Liberty St., Wooster, 330-287-5430, auditor@co.wayne.oh.us, www. waynecountyauditor.org. Wayne County Treasurer’s Office – 428 W. Liberty St., Wooster, 330-287-5450, treasurer@co.wayne.oh.us, www. waynecountytreasurer.org.

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