Business Advantages

Business & Quality of Life Advantages 

Coffey County is an ideal location for business start-ups and/or relocations. Our central location can add as much as 5 hours of commute time per weekday and allow you to ship materials and goods or travel to either coast, easily and economically.

Coffey County includes the cities of Burlington (the county seat), Gridley, Lebo, LeRoy, New Strawn, and Waverly. Cooperative government working together with business, civic leaders, local, state and regional economic development organizations, enhances Coffey County Economic Development as a resource providing assisting to new and existing businesses.

Map Showing Nearby CitiesBusiness Advantages

  • Sales tax rate in Coffey County is 6.5%
  • Sales tax rate inside the city limits of Burlington is 8.5%
  • Sales tax rate inside the city limits of Lebo is 7.5%
  • Sales tax rate inside the city limits of LeRoy is 7.5%
  • 2019 per capita personal income is $33,371
  • 2019 county median household income is $59,583
  • 21.9% of county population is 65 and over
  • 56.3% of county population is between 18 to 64
  • Traffic counts on U.S. Highway 75 through Burlington exceed 4,700 vehicles per day
  • Traffic counts at I-35 and U.S. Highway 75 Junction exceed 14,000 vehicles per day

Quality of Life Advantages

  • Excellent school systems
  • Excellent health care facilities with clinics in each community
  • Countywide library system with libraries in each community
  • Recreation facilities include recreation center, indoor and outdoor pools, ball fields, and city parks
  • Lakes offering excellent fishing and other recreational activities
  • Wolf Creek Environmental Education Area offers an outdoor learning site with trails for area residents
  • Many annual events to enjoy like:
    • Coffey County Fair
    • Taste of Fall and Christmas Craft Festival
    • Gridley and Lebo's 4th of July Celebrations
    • LeRoy's Homecoming
    • New Strawn's Strawnfest and Children's Fishing Derby
    • Waverly's Ohio Days
  • Coffey County Museum draws many visitors from around the region
  • Coffey County Airport offers 5,500 by 75-foot concrete surfaced runways along with many more amenities.

Governmental Details

Coffey County

  • Type of Government - Commissioners (5)
  • Zoning Regulations - Yes
  • Planning Commission - Yes
  • Police Department - None
  • Sheriff Patrol - 13 Full-Time Staff
  • Fire Department - 157 Volunteer Staff
  • Fire Insurance Rating - 5/9

City of Burlington

  • Type of Government - Mayor / Council
  • Zoning Regulations - Yes
  • Planning Commission - Yes
  • Police Department - 7 Full Time
  • Sheriff Patrol - None
  • Fire Department - None
  • Fire Insurance Rating - 5