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Defiance County Economic Development can quickly provide a range of information to companies considering Defiance for capital investment. Click on the links for more information.


The water, natural gas, electricity and telecommunications firms that serve Defiance County provide reliable and cost-effective solution that lower the cost of doing business. Toledo Edison Co. and AEP Ohio provide power service, while Ohio Gas. Co. and Centurylink meet natural gas and telecommunication needs. Water and sewer services are provided at the municipal level. E-mail for utility cost and capacity information regarding Defiance County.

Major Employers

Global companies like General Motors Corp., Johns Manville and Parker-Hannifin call Defiance County home. Local firms include Defiance Metal Products, APT Manufacturing Solutions and others provide an established industrial base that keeps Defiance County working.

Defiance College


Defiance County is served by Defiance College, a private liberal arts institution providing graduate and undergraduate degrees. Northwest State Community College is located 10 miles from the city of Defiance and is able to provide customized technical training programs for businesses. Four County Center, which serves youth and adults across northwest Ohio, provides trained individuals for the workforce.

Community Memorial Hospital

Medical Facilities

The city of Defiance is served by two major hospitals, Defiance Regional Medical Center and Mercy Hospital of Defiance. In Hicksville, newly remodeled Community Memorial Hospital provides medical care.

Huber Opera House

Area Attractions

Defiance County is home to golf courses, wildlife areas and cultural activities provided by theatre groups and community festivals. Nearby Fort Wayne features professional baseball by the Fort Wayne Tin Caps and hockey by the Fort Wayne Komets. Toledo is home to the Mud Hens, a AAA baseball franchise.