Life in Yellow Springs
That Budget Travel named Yellow Springs one of ”America’s Coolest Small Towns” is no surprise to anyone who has visited. Culturally diverse, open, friendly and creative, this community of over 3700 is Everyone’s Favorite Place.
A Thriving Downtown
Downtown Yellow Springs is a vibrant space with more than 75 shops, galleries, restaurants and pubs in just a two block area. It is the hub of the community with villagers gathering for coffee, lunch or to enjoy a street performer. In addition to lovely specialty shops, Yellow Springs has a full-service grocery, pharmacy, hardware store, three banks and a movie theatre to serve the needs of locals and visitors.
Business in Yellow Springs
Yellow Springs is a great place to do business. With a business environment rich in creativity, camaraderie and engagement, Yellow Springs has a tradition of fostering and nurturing small start-up businesses of all types with a historic focus on wellness, education, agriculture, local food, alternative energy and environmental sustainability. Major employers include YSI Xylem, EnviroFlight, DMS Ink and Yellow Springs Brewery
A Full-Service Village
Local government provides services equal to that of communities many times our size, creating an environment that supports a high quality of life and fosters business success. The Yellow Springs Police Department and Miami Township Fire & Rescue ensure our safety, security and well-being.
Yellow Springs’ utility departments are service-oriented, responsive and rate competitive and include water, sewer, electric and solid waste.
An Education Village
Yellow Springs values and supports lifelong learning opportunities. The public schools offer a challenging environment with small class sizes with a focus on project-based learning, hands-on lessons designed to help students develop crucial real-world skills like collaboration, creativity, and problem-solving.
The Greene County Career Center serves as our source for adult workforce education and secondary career-technical and academic education.
Yellow Springs boasts two institutions of higher learning: Antioch University Midwest provides innovative programs to adult learners. Antioch College is an undergraduate liberal arts institution where students learn through rigorous field and work-based study.
Additionally, there are nearly 90 nationally recognized colleges and universities within 70 miles of Yellow Springs.
Local & Regional Partners
Together Yellow Springs, Greene County, the Dayton Region and the State of Ohio boast a rich collection of economic development organizations and tools to assist businesses of all sizes succeed, grow and prosper.