Regional Assets for Businesses & Residents

Ohio County, Kentucky, has several unique advantages and regional assets, including:

  • One of the lowest tax rates in the region
  • Housing prices that are affordable for first-time buyers and retirees
  • Low cost of doing business
  • Strong infrastructure with easy highway, rail and airport access
  • A workforce known for its strong work ethic 
  • Available commercial property at low rates 

In addition, Ohio County is a growing tourist destination, both for its bluegrass roots and natural beauty. 

Capital of Bluegrass

Ohio County is the World Capital of Bluegrass Music. The Bill Monroe Homeplace, located in southeast Ohio County, KY, is visited by tourists all over the world. Bill Monroe was raised in Ohio County and was a star of the Grand Ole Opry for over 50 years. He was inducted into three Halls of Fame: Bluegrass, Country, and Rock and Roll.

Natural Amenities 

In Ohio County, KY, expect to experience all nature has to offer. Many locals and tourists discover outdoor activities as a part of the daily norm. Some activities include off-roading, hunting, hiking up Whoopie Hill (one of the tallest hills in KY with 604 ft elevation), fishing the Ohio River, visiting Rochester Dam and experiencing outdoor concerts at the amphitheater and annual Bluegrass festivals.

Tourists and residents are attracted to the county’s public hunting and fishing lands, navigable waterways, ATV riding opportunities, flight lessons for those interested in aviation, many bike paths, and golfing.  

Ohio County, KY Has Charming Downtowns

Charming and authentic downtowns are full of local stores and restaurants. Plus, a newly renovated downtown is home to new attractions, downtown festivals and events, along with an active art community. Ohio County is an attractive and welcoming environment for all ages.