Community Improvement Corporation of Newcomerstown

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The Community Improvement Corporation of Newcomerstown (CIC) was the first CIC organized in the State of Ohio on September 24, 1963.  The CIC is organized and operated in accordance with Chapter 1724 of the Ohio Revised Code and is a tax-exempt entity.  The CIC receives no taxpayer funding.

Newcomerstown has been granted Enterprise Zone status by the State of Ohio.  Businesses locating here are eligible to receive help in securing grants or low interest loans for constructing new buildings or purchasing new equipment that create new jobs for the area.  New businesses are also eligible to receive long-term real property tax relief for facilities and equipment.


Newcomerstown is located at the intersection of U.S. Route 36 and Interstate I-77 in Southeastern Ohio.  Columbus, Ohio is 100 miles west of Newcomerstown;  Cleveland, Ohio is 100 miles north;  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is 120 miles east; and, I-70 in Cambridge, Ohio is 20 miles south.  Today more than one-half of the population of the United States and Canada live within a 500 mile radius of Newcomerstown.
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Newcomerstown, situated in southern Tuscarawas County along the Tuscarawas River, was once the capital of the Delaware Indian nation.  Called "Gekelamukpechuck", which means still water, the village became the capital of the Delaware Indian nation under Chief Netawatwes in 1764.

Newcomerstown is the home to legends.
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Fact Sheet

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Building Sites

The original industrial park has 134 acres of land and 9 acres still available (55 adjacent acres exist). The expanded Newcomerstown Industrial Park has 220 acres available. Site studies have been completed. Topographic maps are available. Results of a Phase I environmental study are available. A rail spur could be constructed on site off of the current rail line. All utilities have excess capacity. Site currently is fully serviced by all utilities.
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