Located in the southwestern corner of Athens County, Ohio, the Village of Albany is situated on US Route 50 / Ohio Route 32 which, along with the nearby US Routes 33 and 35, provides efficient four-lane divided highway access to major transportation routes including Interstates 70, 71, 75, 77, and 79.
Located adjacent to the Albany Business Park, The Kanawha River Railway, a division of WATCO Companies, provides daily rail service through the village. KNWA operates 385 miles of track interchanging with Norfolk Southern Railway in Elmore, WV. and Columbus, OH. and CSX in Point Pleasant, WV. Always looking for new business, WATCO moves any commodity, and on this railroad, it is primarily coal, chemicals, cement, aggregates, and metals.
Serving the general aviation needs of southeast Ohio, the Gordon K. Bush Ohio University Airport (KUNI) is located off U.S. Route 50 adjacent to the Albany Business Park. A 5,600 foot runway with the most sophisticated approaches in southeast Ohio make this facility ideal for commercial service. With over 50 based aircraft and supporting over 54,000 annual aircraft operations, the Ohio University Airport is one of the most important general aviation airports in Southeast Ohio. The FAA identifies the facility as a Regional Airport and Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) classifies it as an Advanced Service airport in its airport system plan.
Municipal Utility Services
The Village of Albany is one of the few municipalities in Athens County that operates its own municipal water and sanitary sewer systems. As a result, Albany is able to offer a high level of service and reliability at a very competitive rate for our customers.
Electric provider AEP Ohio is constructing a Transmission Line Extension which involves building approximately 1 mile of 138-kilovolt (kV) transmission line and expansion of their Lee substation. Columbia Gas, Spectrum Communications, and Horizon Communications provide natural gas, broadband, and fiber-optic services respectively in Albany.
The Alexander Local School District campus (K-12) is located adjacent to Albany. With an enrollment of over 1,500 students, Alexander is accredited by AdvancED and provides outstanding college preparatory, vocational, and general courses of study. AHS is affiliated with the Tri-County Career Center located in Nelsonville, Ohio which provides vocational programs and Tech Prep courses.
Albany offers a comprehensive set of zoning regulations upon the use of land within the Village to promote the public health, safety, and comfort of its residents, to protect property and property values, and to secure the most appropriate use of land in accordance with the Albany Comprehensive Plan. The Village will always work with your company to help you make Albany, Ohio your new home.
Local and State Economic Development Programs
The Ohio Department of Development, and the Athens County Economic Development Council, in addition to the Village of Albany, offer assistance with a variety of tax incentive and economic development programs. The Village is also in an Ohio Opportunity Zone. Whether you are looking to expand your current business or start a new business, Albany eagerly awaits your project and has extended the welcome-mat for you.
Community Reinvestment Area Program (CRA)
Community Reinvestment Areas are designated portions of municipalities or unincorporated areas of counties where property owners can receive tax incentives for investing in real property improvements. Albany Village Council is currently working on legislation which will allow this program to offer eligible companies abatement on new real estate property taxes.
For more information about the many features Albany can provide for your development, please view our presentation by clicking the picture on the left.