Coshocton Port Authority

534 Main St,

Coshocton, OH 43812

Mon - Fri 9AM - 4PM

Closed for Lunch 12-1PM

Coshocton Ohio

so much is so close.

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On this page, you’ll find the following information in regard to why Coshocton is the place for business in Ohio.

  • A Link to Available Properties

  • Access to Key Demographics

  • Coshocton County Infrastructure Data

  • Ease of Access to Market Opportunities

  • Development Assistance Resources

  • A Form to Submit Any Questions You Have

How Coshocton Works For Business



The Coshocton City Utilities Department is committed to providing quality, safe and affordable water and wastewater services to the citizens of Coshocton and surrounding areas. The City of Coshocton operates a groundwater treatment facility that provides high-quality drinking water to over 5,400 customers. A major plant expansion was completed in 2008 and based on OEPA criteria the plant is rated to deliver up to 15 MGD. Water treatment consists of lime softening process and provides softening, stabilization (re-carbonation), filtration, disinfection, and fluoridation of the city’s well water supply. “The available capacity at the Water Plant positions the City of Coshocton as a community set for growth and able to immediately supply commercial and industrial development needs.


The City of Coshocton Wastewater Treatment Plant is a 4.4 MGD trickling filter plant with the available capacity of 2.7 MGD. A recent expansion in the fall of 2008, resulted in a complete renovation of the three trickling filters and installation of a new high strength BOD removal system. The WWTP has a grit removal system, primary and secondary clarifiers, chlorine contact tank, de-chlorination, primary and secondary anaerobic digesters, a belt press and sludge holding facility. The available capacity at the Water and Wastewater Plants positions the City of Coshocton as a community set for growth and able to immediately supply commercial and industrial development needs.


Coshocton County is an ideal home for AEP Ohio facilities. From a logistical perspective, Coshocton County is in a great location because of its ample water supply, accessibility to nearby coal reserves, close proximity to multiple modes of transportation and it is well-positioned within our Ohio service territory. Doing business in Coshocton County boasts an excellent workforce and caring community which make it an inviting community to have a business within.


Coshocton County Utilities Department

Coshocton County Soil and Water Conservation District

A Place Employees Love to Live

Happy employees are engaged, employees.  And when employees love where they live, the employee, the employer, and the community all benefit.This section will introduce you to the charm and appeal of our quaint but surprisingly robust, little community.  And what we have to offer is much… a reasonable cost of living, artistic and cultural appeal, exceptional schools, great restaurants, modern health care facilities, and superb recreational choices for people of all ages and abilities. Add to this a sense of history and a feel of connectedness, and you have that perfect HOME you’ll want friends and extended family to experience as well.

Sports & Outdoors

Coshocton County offers a range of activities that will satisfy thrill seekers and those are just wanting to relax and enjoy the great outdoors. Whether you are looking to hike, bike, geocache, swim, golf, fish or hunt, Coshocton has many activities available for the entire family.

Gardens & Hiking Trails

Coshocton is blessed to have the largest amount outdoor recreation land in Ohio. Breathe deeply the smell of the earth, leaves and flowers in our many public wooded hiking areas. You’ll hear a sound you may not be accustomed to—QUIET! This silence will allow you to hear the songs of the birds, the chattering of the chipmunks, and the scurrying of the squirrels. Reconnecting with your family and friends is much easier in the beauty and quiet of nature.

Roscoe Village

Discover Roscoe Village as you are transported back in time when the Ohio & Erie Canal was bustling with canal boats. Visit the restored 1800’s canal town and follow in the footsteps of living history, stroll though the gardens, tour the museums and exhibits and experience a horse-drawn canal boat ride on a section of the Ohio & Erie Canal.

Clary Gardens

This botanical garden offers 20 acres of rolling hills, woodland trail with sandstone outcroppings, springhouse, ponds, and a growing collection of native and exotic plants. A new gazebo and outdoor amphitheater are recent additions to the gardens. Admission to the garden is free.

Pomerene Center for the Arts

Creativity, innovation, and critical thinking. The arts provide a perfect stage for developing these important skills. As creators, performers, and audience members, we believe a community can find new ways of coming together. The Pomerene employs new strategies and technologies to bring attention to our community’s creative identity.


If you’re looking to tag a big buck this season, then Coshocton County, Ohio just might be where you’ll find him. Woodbury Wildlife Area in Coshocton County is the largest public hunting and fishing area in Ohio. Their nearly 20,000 acres is operated by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources specifically for wildlife recreation. Other public hunting property in the area includes AEP’s Conesville Coal Lands, Mohawk Dry Reservoir, Simco Wildlife Area and Woodbury Wildlife Area. Together Coshocton’s wildlife areas offer over 50,000 acres of public hunting ground. That’s exactly why Coshocton, Ohio has become very well known to deer hunters throughout the United States. The county always ranks in the top three, and often times number one, in terms of deer kills in the state

Workforce Development

Colleges / Universities

Central Ohio Technical College

Coshocton Campus

200 North Whitewoman Street

Coshocton, OH 43812740-622-1405

Muskingum University

Coshocton Campu

s200 North Whitewoman Street

Coshocton, OH 43812740-826-8034

Adult Education / Workforce Development

Coshocton County Career Center

23640 CR 202Coshocton, OH 43812


Coshocton County Job and Family Services

725 Pine Street

Coshocton, OH 43812740-622-1020

Access To Market

Shipping & Distribution - RAIL

Coshocton is home to short-line Ohio Central Railroad, owned and operated by Genesee & Wyoming, Incorporated.

The Ohio Central operates a North-South mainline interchanging with CSX Railroad at Warwick, Ohio (just west of Akron). It also operates an East-West mainline, joining Mingo Junction, Ohio to Columbus, Ohio via (interchanges with Norfolk Southern and CSX Class 1 railroads.).

The Ohio Central is a 24x7x365 operation with plenty of capacity and heavy haul routes to meet the growing needs of Coshocton’s many industries. Transporting carload freight into and out of Columbus, as well as unit train shipments of various cargo types, the Ohio Central tailors its services to meet the growing and diverse transportation demands of our local market and beyond.

Operational Capabilities

No weight restrictions; 286K lb. capacity/train

•45 Locomotives / 1100 Cars in its fleet

•80 Local Employees

•25 to 30 Train Starts / Day

Market Development

In order to better meet your transportation needs for flexibility, capacity and on-time delivery, The Ohio Central have designated business development managers who assess the demands and unique needs of emerging markets in our locale.

For more information, contact:

Marty Pohlod, Vice President, Commercial Operations

740-622-8092, ext. 105

John Murray, Market Manager, Utica Shale Development

740-622-8092, ext. 114

Greg Arnold, Marketing Specialist

740-622-8092, ext. 119

The Columbus interchange allows connection into Ohio’s Foreign Trade Zone #138, providing FTZ services in twenty-five central Ohio counties. FTZ #138 is part of the Rickenbacker Inland Port, a high-speed, international multi-modal logistics hub, located just south of Columbus. The inland port has a tremendous base of air, road, and rail transport companies supported by a mix of premier freight forwarders, consolidators, Customs brokers and third-party logistics providers. It is maintained and administered through the Columbus Regional Airport Authority.

Shipping & Distribution - ROAD

Local Trucking Partners:

Coshocton Trucking

441 Clow Lane

Coshocton, OH 



TYPE: LTL (Less-Than-Truckload)


SIZE/FLEET: 52 Tractors, 73 Flatbed Trailers

PRIMARY CARGO: General Freight, Logs, Poles, Beams, Lumber, Building Materials, Metal Sheets, Coils, and Rolls


LOGISTICS SERVICES: Yes (Through Outside Agencies/Partners)

RTZ Trucking, LLC 

21411 State Route 751

West Lafayette, OH 43845 


740-545-7021 (Fax)

TYPE: LTL (Less-Than-Truckload)



CARGO: General Freight, Logs, Poles, Beams, Lumber, Building Materials, Metal Sheets, Coils, and Rolls


LOGISTICS SERVICES: Yes (Through Outside Agencies/Partners)

Regional Trucking Partners:

Con-way Freight

2505 N. Water Street Ext. 

Urichsville, OH 44683 

740- 922-5614

TYPE: LTL (Less-Than-Truckload) Truckload(Through Con-Way Trucking)

PRIMARY SERVICE AREA: Regional (National through Con-Way Trucking)

SIZE/FLEET: Medium Capacity; 45-Door Local Terminal


LOGISTICS SERVICES: Yes (Menlo Worldwide Logistics, owned by Con-Way)

Putnam Trucking 

1705 Moxahala Ave. 

Zanesville, OH 43701 



740-454-0310 (Fax)

TYPE: Truckload


SIZE/FLEET: 170 Tractors, 240 Trailers, 14 Straight Trucks


LOGISTICS SERVICES: Yes (Putnam Logistics)

ECM Transport

1460 Greensburg Rd. 

New Kensington, PA 15068 

724- 339-8800


740-454-0310 (Fax)

TYPE: Truckload LTL (Through subsidiary OhioPitt Express)


SIZE/FLEET: Full service; asset-based 10 Terminal Network (3 in Ohio: Grove City,Cincinnati and Cleveland)




Richard Downing Airport

Richard Downing Airport is located approx. 2 miles northeast of the City of Coshocton and is centrally located in the county. Richard Downing operates as a general aviation service airport. It currently has one 5000 foot runway and is equipped with lights for night time use. Richard Downing Airport has a very active and capable Board of Directors. The Board operates with a five-year plan for future improvements. The airport constructed a new 3100 SF administrative building in 2004 and has recently expanded its aprons and taxiways as well as completed an extension to its runway, which now extends to 5,000 feet. This extension of the runway has given the airport the capability of handling all types of corporate jets. The airport currently has 30-40 acres of land available for commercial development. The airport area is currently served by the Coshocton County water and sewer system and has access to high-speed internet service.

Port Columbus International Airport

Columbus Port Columbus International Airport is 72 miles West of Coshocton and is centrally located in Ohio with a diverse mix of air carriers.  The airport is operated by the Columbus Regional Airport Authority, which also oversees the operation of cargo-dedicated Rickenbacker International Airport and general aviation airport Bolton Field. Additionally, the Columbus Regional Airport Authority is the Grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone No. 138. As Grantee, the Airport Authority is responsible for the administration, marketing and oversight of FTZ No. 138 and can provide FTZ services in 25 Central Ohio counties.

Cleveland International Airport

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is a public airport located 95 miles North of Coshocton and 9 miles southwest of downtown Cleveland, Ohio and is the largest airport in the state of Ohio. Cleveland Hopkins International Airport handled 11,460,002 passengers in 2005, a growth of nearly 2% over 2004. It is a major hub for both Continental Airlines and its regional carrier ExpressJet. Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, along with Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport (BKL) comprise the Cleveland Airport System operated by the City of Cleveland.

Pittsburgh International Airport

Pittsburgh International Airport is a public airport that is 106 East of Coshocton. It is a world-class facility that accommodates more than eight million travelers in nearly 148,000 aircraft operations per year. Pittsburgh International Airport is served by 12 commercial air carriers. Pittsburgh International Airport is operated and managed by the Allegheny County Airport Authority. Designed to be the nation’s best gateway to international commerce, PIT is within a 90-minute flight of 70 percent of North America’s population.

Akron-Canton Regional Airport

Akron-Canton Regional Airport is 62 miles North East of Coshocton. Two outstanding low-cost carriers- AirTran Airways and Frontier Airlines- anchor the airline services. They, plus three network carriers- Delta Air Lines, US Airways, and United Express- offer nonstop or one-stop flights to destinations throughout the U.S. and the globe. CAK offers 90 arrival and departure flights to fourteen nonstop destinations including Atlanta, Boston, New York (LaGuardia), Milwaukee, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Washington D.C, (Reagan National Airport), Orlando, Tampa, Ft. Myers, Ft. Lauderdale, Denver, Detroit, Chicago (O Hare).

Access To Resources

Regional Development Partners

Financing - Loan and Grant Programs

Find a complete list of loan and grant support resources here.

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Coshocton Port Authority

534 Main St.

Coshocton, Ohio 43812


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