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Site Selector

The Department of Planning & Development works with new and expanding businesses in Gahanna to encourage their growth and expansion in our area.
Click here for more information on the programs offered by the City.

The Gahanna Department of Planning & Development works with new and expanding businesses to encourage their growth and success. Listed below are some of the programs offered by the City for which your company may be eligible:

Community Reinvestment Area (CRA) Program

The CRA Program offers real property tax abatement to new or expanding facilities. The term and percentage of tax abatement is based on project investment, the number of jobs created/ retained, and annual income tax paid to the City. Maps for Zone 1Zone 2Zone 3Zone 4 and Zone 5 are available for determining eligible properties, and you can click here for the CRA application form.

Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Districts

TIF Districts redirect property taxes from new construction or expansion to fund public infrastructure within the TIF District. Click here (link to map) to see if your property falls within a TIF District.

Office and Industrial Incentive

This program provides new and expanding businesses with an annual refund to a company for creating new jobs. The term and  percentage of the incentive are based on total annual salary, project investment, and the number of jobs created/retained for the City. Click here for program guidelines and application.


Gahanna has a municipal fiber network that lowers the cost of doing business by allowing dedicated access to multiple internet service providers at below market prices. For more information on GahannaNet, please contact them directly at 614.342.4015 or via email at A map of the fiber network is below.

Staff Contact
In our one-stop shop, we offer support to your business with incentives, site selection assistance, building and zoning applications, and serve as your liaison to local government offices.
Click here for contact information to address your economic development needs.
Local Employers
Gahanna has a very diverse business community.  From education and community involvement, to manufacturing and financial organizations, there are an estimated 3,000 businesses in Gahanna.
Click here to see a list of the City’s top employers.
Buildings/GIS Mapping
Gahanna’s Economic Development Team will help you find all the information you need to locate a new home for your business in our community.
Click here to try our new site selection service and see all of the currently available properties in Gahanna.


GIS Mapping

Whether you are a site selector, developer, real estate professional or a business owner this GIS mapping tool was created to further assist you in identifying infrastructure elements, zoning classifications, utilities, and many other features available to Gahanna properties.

You can access this tool by clicking on the links below:



For a business to thrive, a strong workforce is necessary.  The Columbus region is home to 20 colleges and universities with a total enrollment of 110,000 students and 20,000 annual graduates. With over 33,000 citizens and a Franklin County labor force of 1.4 million, Gahanna’s strategic location gives access to 77% of the Central Ohio workforce.
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Gahanna Community Profile

Gahanna, OH - United States Census Bureau

Salary by Occupation

The Columbus Region has a majority white-collar workforce, including a talent pool of 39,660 people in management occupations, 53,750 in business and financial occupations, and 41,040 in computer and mathematical science occupations.

Average Salary by Occupation

Columbus Region Employment by Occupation

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics, 2011
Source 2: COLUMBUS 2020

Workforce Cost Factors

Unemployment Insurance

Unemployment Insurance Tax Cost

Source: Unemployment Insurance Opportunity Report, October 2012

Worker's Compensation

Source: 2012 Oregon Workers' Compensation Premium Rate Ranking Summary