Business Climate

Business Climate

Bryan is home to approximately 8,000 residents and is a hub for industrial activity. Numerous longstanding manufacturers, including Spangler Candy Company, Ohio Art Company and Bard Manufacturing, are headquartered in Bryan, Ohio.

We are eager to work with businesses that are interested in coming to our community, as well as those existing businesses that want to expand. Please contact us to connect with a representative who can tell you more about our city and the many opportunities available here.


Bryan City School District provides a high-quality education for students in grades pre-K through 12. In addition to College Credit Plus and college prep courses, the schools offer a variety of career development courses designed to prepare students for the workforce. BCS has partnerships with many local employers, ensuring students gain the skills needed to succeed in careers in advanced manufacturing and the skilled trades or their college program of choice.

St. Patrick Catholic School is also located in Bryan and serves students in kindergarten through sixth grade with a faith-based educated.

Bryan residents are also served by several local learning institutions that are just a short drive away.

  • Northwest State Community College: certificate programs, associate degrees and partnership programs that provide bachelor’s degrees
  • Custom Training Solutions, the workforce development division of Northwest State: industry-recognized credentials, certificate programs and associate degree programs available online, on site or in the workplace
  • Defiance College: bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in a variety of topics
  • Four County Career Center: vocational high school and adult education programs


We are proud to serve our residents and businesses with locally-owned and managed utilities. Bryan Municipal Utilities provides drinking water, electricity, cable television and high-speed internet throughout the city. Electricity, cable television and high-speed internet are available through BMU to select customers outside of city limits as well. We are proud to be a public power community, which helps ensure reliable service and affordable rates.

Natural gas service is available through the Ohio Gas Company.