Major Employers

Largest Industries Served by BG Utilities

Manufacturer Number of Employees
Vehtek 750
CMC Group, Inc. Affiliates 342
Cooper Seal Plant 303
Toledo Molding & Die 225
Principle Business Enterprises 200
GKN Driveline 190
Apio 250
Henry Filters 50
Regal Beloit 161
Rosenboom 159

Largest Employers served by BG Utilities

Company Number of Employees
Bowling Green State University 3,349 (2139 FT; 1210 PT)
Wood County Government 1,201 (includes FT & PT)
Wood County Hospital 734 (includes FT & PT)
Vehtek 420
Ohio (State) Govt. Offices 386
CMC Group, Inc. Affiliates 342
Bowling Green City School District 320 (284 FT & 36 PT)
Cooper Seal Plant 303
Walmart 300
City of Bowling Green 285 (273 FT, 12 PT)
Toledo Molding & Die 225
Principle Business Enterprises 200
GKN Driveline 190
Greenline 188
Marathon Special Products 161

Cost of Doing Business

Ohio has made tax reform a priority. Business tax burdens have been lowered by more than half through eliminating taxes on inventory, corporate income and investments in equipment.

Ohio is ranked third in the nation for the friendliest tax environment by Ernst & Young (May, 2011). In their state-by-state comparison of tax liabilities only Maine and Oregon scored a better ranking than Ohio’s 4.4% on the lowest effective tax rate on new investment. Neighboring states came in at 7.2% for Michigan and 6.8% for Indiana.

Ohio eliminated corporate income and franchise taxes. There are no taxes on new machinery and equipment. If your business holds inventory in Ohio, it’s completely tax free.

Ohio doesn’t impose a tax on goods or services sold outside of our state. If you ship 100% of your product outside of Ohio, your Commercial Activities Tax (CAT) is zero.

City Income Tax 2.0%

Bowling Green City Schools Income Tax 0.5%

Sales & Use 6.75% State & Wood County

Real Property

Residential/Agricultural Rate 55.829202/$1,000 (Valuation: 35%)

Commercial/Industrial Rate 62.059425/$1,000 (Valuation: 35%)

Individual & Employer Forms



Bowling Green 30,089 *
Wood County 125,757 *

* Based on 2009-11 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates

Detailed information on Civilian Labor Force Estimates

Civilian Labor Force Estimates

June 2014

Location CIF EMP Unemp Rate
Toledo MSA 316,000 293,800 22,700 7.2
Wood County 64,700 63,300 3,300 4.9
Bowling Green City 15,600 14,800 800 4.9