• Economic Development

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  • The Knox County area is ideal for new business and the relocation of existing businesses. The business climate is healthy and growing. The residents of Knox County have first rate opportunities for education, healthcare, and employment. The Chamber takes an active role in recruiting and assisting businesses to locate in the area.

    We offer free assistance with:

    • Finding Available Business Space
    • Demographics and statistics for Knox County area
    • Employee recruiting materials and relocation packets
    • Provide space for interviewing prospective employees; contact the Chamber for available hours
    • Advertising of job openings
    • Free use of recruiting video, highlighting everything fantastic about our county.
    • Serving as an advocate and resource center for your business and all necessary county and state agencies involved in helping you expand or locate a business in Knox County.

    Whether you are bringing your business to Knox County or looking to expand, we are here to help!

    The manufacturing and industrial community can also find additional resources and tax abatement details from the Area Development Foundation.

  • Available Space – Revised 04/07/17



    Above AAA office on the Square.

    Jennifer Farmer:  740-427-2000.

    Between 400-4,000 square feet.  Turret “tower” window that overlooks the square.


    Main Street:

    10 North Main Street, Mount Vernon.

    Next to Mount Vernon Clock business.  On the right side, heading north.



    18 North Main Street, Mount Vernon.

    Next to Mount Vernon Clock business.  On the right side, heading north.



    21 and 23 North Main Street, Mount Vernon.

    Corner of Main and Chestnut Streets.  On the left side, heading north.



    100 South Main Street, Mount Vernon.

    At the corner of Main and Gambier Streets.  Former Merle Norman Cosmetics.  Current home of the Republican Party.  Following general election, another business is schedule to move in.

    Owner is Susan Ramser, 740-501-4166.


    510 South Main Street (previously car lot next to NAPA, see photo below)

    03/24/17 – Met with Mike Hajjar.  He purchased the building at 510 South Main Street in Mount Vernon.  This space has great visibility and parking.  He will break up the space.  You can reach Mike at 740-504-7319 or mhajjar@thebluefoxgroup.com

    • 4,000 square feet.
    • One level with handicap parking.
    • Can be divided into multiple space if business does not need all 4,000 sq ft.
    • Will sign a non-disclosure if business is to be kept secret at this time.
    • Available for lease.


    Blue Ash Plaza at the corner of Main Street and Ohio Avenue in Mount Vernon.

    Martha Edelblute of Real Estate Pros:  740-398-8089.

    Martha’s office is 314 South Main Street.  Space is within this plaza.

    2 offices:  184 sq ft and 173 sq ft with connecting door.  Rent both or one.

    $350 for one office; or $600 if you rent both.

    Includes: Handicap access, private parking, electric, trash, air conditioning, snow removal.

    Must pay a portion of the gas bill.  It is divided among three tenants.


    222 South Main Street, Mount Vernon.

    Restaurant location with full kitchen.

    Chrissy Connell:  740-398-4871


    201 South Mulberry, Mount Vernon.

    House at the corner of Mulberry and West Gambier Streets.

    Building owned by Susan Ramser, 740-501-4166.


    Coshocton Road

    Radio Station, Mount Vernon.

    17421 Coshocton Road - BAS Broadcasting (WQIO and WMVO radio).

    Curtis Newland is the General Manager, 740-397-1000 or curtisnewland@basbroadcasting.com

    Building and some land for sale.  The radio station will build new facility behind current location.

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