Business and Industry Database

The Massillon Business and Industry Database is a collection of past and present organizations in the Massillon Area and is a product of the Massillon Public Library. It is intended as a resource for anyone interested in Massillon’s rich history of development.

The dates covered are from the early 19th century to present, but data collection is ongoing. Information about the organizations in this database was obtained from historical Massillon city directories and the Massillon Business and Industry clippings files. These resources are maintained by the Massillon Public Library’s reference department. Many of the database records include images of scanned clippings from the Massillon Independent, and that content is protected under a Creative Commons license. Scanned clippings from other sources are identified when used.

There are three different ways you can search.

By organization name – Do you know the business you’re looking for by name? Use this to search for them directly.

By Product or Service – Are you curious what kind of restaurants, theaters, campgrounds, and more are in Massillon? Use this option to browse business categories.

By Person – Do you know the name of a person involved in business? Use this search to find what businesses they were associated with.