|Don't forget the fun!
Quality of Life - a Reality in Westerville
Safe, Reliable, Fun. These are traits that a business owner desires as he or she considers a place in which to start or relocate a business.
Safe. Westerville's average response times for police, fire and emergency medical services are less than four minutes, about half the national average. Our trained personnel, more than 170 strong for police, fire and communications dispatching alone, are there for you when you need them the most. Our police patrol officers travel with portable AED devices that have already saved two people suffering from potentially deadly heart attacks.
Reliable. Even the best amenities will not carry a community without a firm foundation for long-term success. Enter Westerville's utility services and infrastructure. The Westerville Water Plant is recognized by Ohio EPA as the best water plant of its size in Ohio. The Electric Division has been successfully delivering energy for more than 100 years; providing these services allows Westerville officials to more easily accomodate any special utility needs that a prospective business partner may have, and the Westerville electric rates are among the lowest in all of Ohio.
Fun. More and more studies are showing the importance of taking time to "recharge your batteries." Westerville has abundant resources to provide these opportunities for your employees. The Parks and Recreation Department offers 1,300 programs annually - from athletics to wellness programs - to citizens of all ages and abilities. In addition to the programs, Westerville's stellar facilities include a $20 million recreation center, more than 16 miles of bikeways and leisure paths, 40 parks and recreation facilities covering more than 500 acres, 50 baseball, softball and soccer fields, ten basketball courts, and a brand new skateboard/BMX bike complex. When it comes to recreation, Westerville is the best. Just ask Sports Illustrated who chose Westerville as Sportstown Ohio!
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