Welcome to the City of Powell, and thank you for your interest in growing your business here.
The City of Powell has always been a good place to call home, and over the past 15 years, more people and businesses have decided to do just that. Powell has continually ranked among the fastest-growing communities in Ohio, and it is not hard to see why. Residents of Powell enjoy serene, planned, interconnected neighborhoods; have access to public facilities such as parks and bike paths; and are close to an historic downtown that is home to several unique businesses. We believe in providing only the best services and amenities for our residents, which helps make Powell a safe and distinctively different community.
The City of Powell is also greatly committed to its business community. A low income tax rate of .75 percent is an appealing draw for business owners, and the City's friendly and knowledgeable development staff is readily available to assist you in achieving your business goals.
Powell's historic downtown is the heart and soul of our economic infrastructure. Thoughtfully designed civic architecture, attractive streetscapes, bountiful city services and ample parking provide a thriving business district amidst an intimate village environment. And our Community Improvement Corporation (CIC) is designed to find ways to help your business develop and thrive here.
Businesses of any genre flourish in our upscale community, supported by 11,500 residents with an average median household income of $92,000 (well above the Ohio average of $41,000). Special events, such as our annual Powell Festival, and nearby destinations such as the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium keep our City active year-round and make Powell a popular destination for visitors.
In July 2003, our City demonstrated proactive initiative by enlisting the help of consulting firms Kinzelman Kline and The Whitaker Group to develop a progressive Downtown Revitalization Plan. Our vision was to position Powell as its own destination place for shopping, obtaining services and community living. The project was a huge undertaking, but we are proud to say we are implementing those recommendations and already enjoying the fruits of our labor. One positive outcome of this endeavor is Historic Downtown Powell Inc. Please click here to learn more about or become involved with this downtown Main Street-structured organization.
The revitalization plan targets the Downtown Powell Historic District and sections of vacant or underutilized land in the City in an effort to develop those areas in a way that draws businesses while maintaining Powell's small-town appeal.
New businesses are encouraged to join the Greater Powell Area Chamber of Commerce to fully enjoy all the networking benefits it offers. The Chamber, residents, City staff, CIC members and elected officials all pull together in welcoming and supporting new businesses. We have more exciting plans on the horizon to continue the growth of our business community to benefit the City as a whole. And with the lowest income tax rate of any city in central Ohio, Powell offers yet another appealing reason to grow your business here. So what are you waiting for? Welcome home.