City of Delaware Municipal Aiport

The City of Delaware's Municipal Airport (DLZ) features a 5,800 ft. runway capable of serving significant corporate jet traffic. We can also provide shuttle service to and from the airport.

With over 62-acres of developable land, DLZ offers tremendous opportunity for aviation and aerospace related companies to access excellent airport infrastructure, strong local engineering and science labor and urban amenities in a small town setting.


  • 62-acres of ground leasable development land that requires no upfront land acquisition or land loans
  • 5,800 runway capable of handling up to global jet
  • Sales of jet and general aviation fuels
  • Foreign Trade Zone #138 reduces port fees and time
  • Shuttle service
  • Quick access to urban amenities with a small town feeling in one of Ohio's most vibrant downtowns with 37 restaurants, bars, microbreweries, wineries, coffee shops, and bakeries
  • Access to one of the largest pools of engineers and scientific labor due to proximity of The Ohio State University and 29+ colleges and universities within an hour drive
  • Property tax abatements
  • Performance Based Economic Incentive Grants


With one of the nation's best engineering colleges located right down the road at Ohio State University, the Central Ohio region continues to be a hot location for engineers to start their careers, while laying roots and continuing to grow their careers. Delaware County's high quality of life with top ranked schools, parks, recreation, high quality restaurants, microbreweries and other forms of entertainment has created an attractive place for these engineers and other white-collar professionals to live and raise their families. More than 60% of county residents have an associate's degree or higher. 

Being in one of the largest labor sheds in the state also provides over 1.6 million workers within a half-an-hour drive.


  • Acreage: 62-acres of zoned and pad ready land
  • Zoning: M-1
  • Distance to Main Arterial Roads: 
      • US42 - Intersecting
      • US23 - 2 miles
      • US33 - 10 miles
      • US36 to Marysville - 2 miles
      • I71 - 10 miles
      • I270 - 12 miles
  • Incentives:
    • Community Reinvestment Area (CRA) Tax Abatements - We can negotiate up to 100% for up to 15-year property tax abatements on new vertical improvements (buildings)
    • Performance Based Economic Incentive Grant - We may negotiate payments to a company for a certain term based on a percentage of their employees income tax collections
    • Construction Material Sales Tax Abatement - In partnership with the Delaware Area Finance Authority, we can offer abatements on the sales taxes for construction materials for your project
    • PACE Financing - Through the Delaware Area Finance Authority, we can assemble assessment based financing for building high efficiency components such as HVAC, lighting, etc.
    • Consolidated Cooperative Revolving Loan Fund - Our partner, Consolidated Cooperative, offers low-interest loans of up to $100,000 for machinery and equipment purchases

City of Delaware   ·   COhatch, 18 East William Street    ·   Delaware, Ohio 43015   ·  740.203.1016   ·

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