Economic Development for 2019

Clermont County was well-positioned for the new decade, as the county’s economy continued to grow in 2019. Jobs grew, as more new businesses came to the county and existing businesses expanded. More people bought more new homes, and builders showed no signs of letting up. And infrastructure improvements continued to be made, especially along the crucial State Route 32 corridor.


# Design Within Reach opened a $17 million building at South Afton Industrial Park in the summer of 2019, and has already exceeded initial hiring goals, employing more than 100 people.

# Total Quality Logistics (TQL) began construction on a second headquarters facility, next to its existing building at Ivy Pointe. The $20-million investment will create 600 new jobs in Union Township.

# Retail and small businesses continue to grow, with 25 ribbon cuttings throughout the county in 2019.

Design Within Reach

TQL Expansion

FC Training Facility


Permits were issued for more than 500 new single family homes in 2019.
New subdivisions that were approved in 2019:


Township Subdivision Name Lots Units
Union Twelve Oaks 69 133
Union Aspen Woods 130 0
Miami Tartan Meadows 44 0
Goshen Lakefield Place 207 48
Pierce Merwin Oaks 14 0
Batavia Billingsley 66 155



ODOT completed construction of the third eastbound lane on SR 32, and also wrapped up construction of intersection improvements at Bells Lane and Old 74. In November, ODOT awarded TRAC funding for future SR 32 improvements. These improvements include a new interchange near Bach-Buxton and SR 32 and a partial interchange at Glen Este-Withamsville Road. An additional travel lane will also be added to westbound SR 32, mimicking the new third lane going eastbound.

Capital Improvments:

# A 20,000-square-foot records center opened, which will securely store and preserve the county’s records for generations to come.

# Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding was approved for 10 projects worth more than $800,000. These projects include: sidewalks, storm sewers, home repairs and septic system remediation.

# Clermont County resurfaced and repaired 36 miles of roads.