A Diverse Economy
With progressive technological capabilities and an educated available workforce, Jefferson is one of the premier spots to locate a company. Positioned not only in the heart of the state, but also in the center of the country, our Central Time Zone provides maximum hours of operation during the business day. When those on the East Coast have completed business for the day, we are still up and running, making and taking those important calls to the Pacific Coast and shipping our goods to customers all over the world.
Utilizing well-established and maintained modes of transportation, we are located an hour from the intersection of I-80/35, the main hub of overland transportation for the nation. Union Pacific Railroad also provides service through the county as well, maximizing our ability to receive raw materials and ship goods.
Small to mid-sized manufacturers are sprinkled across Greene County. Power Lift and American Athletic both manufacture equipment being used by professional, amateur, collegiate, and high school athletes all over the world. Gymnastics fans will see the American Athletic logo on equipment in such events as the Olympics. Power Lift weight lifting equipment is the choice of professional athletes and college teams' training rooms throughout the country at all levels of competition.
Alongside these two companies and others such as B&D Manufacturing, a geo-thermal manufacturer, lie agriculturally oriented businesses like Syngenta and the West Central Cooperative.
Greater Greene County is the home to several other growing industries. Scranton Manufacturing and Bauer Built are two prime examples. Scranton Manufacturing is a leader in producing New Way refuse equipment which include front loaders, rear loaders, satellite bodies, recycling bodies, roll-off systems, side loaders and automated side loaders. Bauer Built, located in Paton, contracts with John Deere to make 80 foot plus planter bars. This homegrown operation has evolved to be a leader in innovative planting equipment.
Illustrating the cooperative essence of our community is the locally owned Jefferson Telecom. One of the leading providers of fiber optic technology services and infrastructure in the state, Jefferson Telecom operates a video conferencing center in downtown's renovated historic Lincoln Hotel Building. The center is available to all Jefferson Telephone Company customers, as are the most progressive, cellular, high-speed Internet and wireless solutions for businesses. With the collaborative spirit that thrives in our community, one can easily see why Jefferson is the smart choice to locate a business.
Originally published in Village Profile 2016. Reprinted with permission.