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Set in beautiful rural Auglaize County, Ohio, yet within easy reach of several metropolitan areas, many innovative, global companies have discovered the vast opportunities to grow their businesses in Minster. Perhaps it’s the deep-rooted community connection to farming that creates the nurturing business environment in Minster. But whatever the reason, many of the highly successful businesses in Minster began as small local start-ups and have now flourished into multi-billion dollar, global enterprises.

The Village of Minster exceeds expectations when it comes to workforce. Much of the local workforce was brought up with an agricultural connection and acquired the work ethic involved in running a prosperous farm. The end result - Minster area residents believe in quality and hard work! The labor force of Auglaize and neighboring Shelby and Mercer counties, based on place of residence, exceeds 60,000 people; within a 30 mile radius this number increases to approximately 149,000. The unemployment rate in Auglaize County is currently lower than the rate in the State of Ohio.

The highly skilled workforce is confirmation of the local value placed on education. The Minster Local School system has a current enrollment of nearly 900 students with an approximate 15:1 student to teacher ratio and graduation rate of 100%. Numerous opportunities exist in the immediate area for higher education and skills-based training. The Wright State University Lake Campus, a branch campus of The Ohio State University and Edison Community College are located in close vicinity of the community. A number of technical and vocational schools are also available including the highly beneficial SkillsTrac Advanced Manufacturing Technical Training Program.

Access to Minster is convenient. The town is just one mile from the intersection of Ohio State Route 119 and Ohio State Route 66 and 15 miles west of I-75. In addition, the Neil Armstrong Airport, with its 5,650 foot runway is a mere 15 miles northeast of Minster. The Dayton International airport lies within 40 miles south of Minster. The closest water port is Lake Erie, at a distance of 100 miles north. RJ Corman operates the Western Ohio Lines, which consists of four separate short line railroads with the distribution center in nearby Celina, Ohio.

Minster is a “Public Power” community with the highly-valued American Public Power Association RP3 designation. This means our utilities are operated by the local government as a public service with the mission to provide electricity in a business-like manner at a reasonable cost and our services will be readily available as your business matures. The local natural gas provider is Vectren Energy Delivery. Businesses also have multiple choices to meet their individual telecommunication needs.

The Village of Minster’s local and county tax levels are particularly attractive. This taxation level is similar to the surrounding communities. County sales taxes are 7% and the municipal income tax is 1.5 percent. The total effective rate on business property is $61.291373 per $1000 taxable value at a 35% assessment. Various types of business tax incentives are available to local businesses.

The Village of Minster is home to many diversified business ventures. Well-known businesses located in Minster include The Nidec Minster Corporation, The Dannon Company and Precision Strip.

The aesthetics of a small town, with big city conveniences are all available in Minster, Ohio!