According to Site Selection’s Governor’s Cup final 2019 rankings, Zanesville was named the No. 6 Micropolitan in the United States. A Micropolitan community is defined as having population between 10,000 – 50,000 and covers at least one county. Throughout the year, the Port Authority submits information on new investment, new projects, and job creation to JobsOhio. It is then compiled by JobsOhio and sent on to Conway Data, Inc. to track in comparison to other communities on the national level. AMG Vanadium’s decision to locate their second facility in Muskingum County played a huge part in this year’s rankings and we are excited about their future in our community. Other large projects in 2019 took place at Dollar General, Halliburton, Kenworth, and ABB Leasing. To read more about the state, metropolitans, and micropolitans that earned ranking, visit To read the Zanesville Times Recorder article about ranking, visit