Development Department

The City of Piqua Development Department is responsible for:

  • Marketing / Public Relations
  • Planning
  • Code Complience
  • Community Development
  • Economic Development
  • Special Events


Click here  to see the 2021 Third Quarter Community and Economic Development Update.

Chris Schmiesing, Community and Economic Development Director, presented this update to the City Commission at the August 17, 2021 commission meeting.


Located along the I-75 corridor, just above I-70, Piqua, Ohio offers a quiet “rural quality of life” that is just minutes away from big city attractions, with over 1000 acres of land zoned for industrial use, and numerous new housing developments offering a full continuum of housing for every lifestyle.


 Economic Development Strategy


All economic development efforts in the City of Piqua are spearheaded by a Private/Public Partnership entitled Grow Piqua Now. The Grow Piqua Now website highlights the many advantages of doing business in the City of Piqua including utility rates, incentive information and contact information for Chris Scmiesing, Community and Economic Development Director.

Click here if you need Planning and Zoning information.

Click here for Community Development information.

Click here for Rapid Outreach Revolving Loan Fund information.



Piqua Labor Commuting Certification Report


November 2018 Planning, Community and Economic Development Update

The City of Piqua Economic Development is part of the Development Department.  It is under the leadership of Chris Schmiesing.

Chris Schmiesing
Community and Economic Development Director

201 W Water St
Piqua OH 45356

201 W. Water Street, Piqua, OH 45356
City Offices: 937-778-8300
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