Economic Development

Hilliard Named A Top 21 Smart Community

On Feb. 23, the City of Hilliard was named one of the world’s Top 21 Smart Communities by the Intelligent Community Forum. This video celebrates the reasons ICF selected our community for this important award! 

Hilliard is the perfect place to grow your business.

As an important part of the growing Columbus Region, the City of Hilliard is the nexus of friendly, small town living and big city opportunities. With a population of nearly 38,157, Hilliard’s median household income is $97,485. There are approximately 1,104 companies in Hilliard that employ an estimated 15,961 people and contribute to more than one billion dollars in estimated annual sales.

Rated number one for job, population, wage and GDP growth in the Midwest, the Columbus Region offers access to a growing potential workforce of one million people and unique opportunities for any developing company. Hilliard is conveniently located along I-270 with easy access to I-70 and I-71, and is only 20 miles to the John Glenn International Airport.

No matter the industry, developing in Hilliard promises strong economic value, a rich work life balance and — most of all — an excellent place to call home.

David Meadows, Economic Development Director

OSU University

Your Future Employees are Already Here.

Hilliard boasts an educated workforce and developmental opportunities. The Ohio State University, Capital University, Franklin University, Otterbein University, and more are all within a short commute.

Landmark Lofts in Hilliard

Hilliard Development Corporation

The Hilliard Development Corporation (HDC) is the Community Improvement Corporation (CIC) of the City of Hilliard. 

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Incentives & Programs

A variety of economic development incentives, site selection tools, and expedited permitting assistance are available for businesses expanding in or locating to Hilliard.

A building for sale in Hilliard at Mill Run

Available Properties

All current properties available in the City of Hilliard.

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