City of Upper Arlington, Ohio

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If you are looking for a community to call home for your business, look no further than Upper Arlington. If you are looking for an educated workforce, an active business community, easy access to the Central Ohio region and services that are second to none, you've found the right place. In 2014 alone, Nerdwallet ranked Upper Arlington as the ninth most educated place in America and Business Insider ranked Upper Arlington the best suburb in Central Ohio, the second best in the state and the sixth best in the nation.

For almost a century, Upper Arlington has set the standard for exceptional City and safety services, extensive educational opportunities and a unique sense of pride. We are home to a nationally ranked library system, a forward-thinking Chamber of Commerce, and an active civic network. Plus, our tax rates are lower than many of our Central Ohio neighbors.


As we've set our sights on growing and diversifying our business base, we have accomplished a healthy balance between providing our residents and daytime business population with a full range of amenities and services and expanding the space occupied by professional office users. Recent commercial successes clearly demonstrate that it makes sense to do business in UA.

The Upper Arlington business community is already impressive, but we have so much more on the horizon. We invite you to be part of this renaissance and to establish your own roots in Upper Arlington. Learn more by reading our Economic Development brochure shown below.

ed dev brochureUpper Arlington's Economic Development Department provides a wide scope of services to existing, new, and expanding businesses, including our award winning streamlined review and zoning process.

Whether you are a Fortune 500 company or a small business just starting out, we want you to be successful in our community. We can help you find the right location and will serve as your liaison to guide you through the City's licensing, development, review and permitting processes. We will respond to your specific needs and make it our goal to bring your vision to fruition.

Please contact Economic Development Manager, Joe Henderson, at 614-583-5046 or [email protected] to learn how the City of Upper Arlington can support your business.

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  • Proposed two-story Heartland Bank
    Plans have been submitted to build a two-story Heartland Bank branch and offices at the NW corner of Lane Avenue & NW Blvd. BZAP review is scheduled for Jan 8th and 29th. Check here for more details.
  • UA Insight - Winter 2017/2018
    Look for your copy of the Winter UA Insight in the coming days. There's a lot going on in UA as we countdown to our Centennial Year!
  • Proposed nine-story Arlington Gateway development
    On November 6, 2017, BZAP approved a revised plan for the Arlington Gateway project, increasing its height to 9 stories in order to accommodate a large office user. Check here for more details.