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Williams County Economic Development Corporation (WEDCO) proudly serves all of Williams County, Ohio. If you are a large corporation or a small business WEDCO is prepared to assist you with any effort you pursue. Whether you require information about our fantastic location in Northwest Ohio, utilities or demographic information, WEDCO is ready to help you find the answers you need!

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Williams County Housing Opportunities Assessment

Housing plays an important role in the quality of life for residents, sustaining an adequate labor pool for area employers and the attraction of future employees to Williams County. The WEDCO workforce and marketing subcommittee recognized the importance of understanding the housing market in Williams County, and reached out to DiSalvo Development Advisors, DDA, to complete a housing analysis.

The analysis was completed in the summer of 2018. The survey assists in communicating with developers and home builders opportunities that may exist to bring new housing to Williams County. DDA, has experience working with municipalities and non-profit organizations in other markets in Ohio with proven success in attracting housing developers to communities and/or providing supportive documentation for new development.

Download the Williams County Housing Opportunities Assessment:

Executive Summary – Full Report

Williams County Housing Presentation 8-22-18

Understanding Opportunity Zones & HUBZones

WEDCO hosted the “Understanding Opportunity Zone and HUBZones” event with special guests from Montrose Development Advisors and the U.S. Small Business Administration on Wednesday, November 7, 2018.

Montrose Development Advisors Presentation – Launching an Opportunity Zone

U.S. SBA HUBZone Presentation

What is an Opportunity Zone? 

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created Opportunity Zones to spur investment in distressed communities throughout the country. New investments in Opportunity Zones can receive preferential tax treatment. Qualified Opportunity Zones retain this designation for 10 years. Investors can defer tax on any prior gains until no later than December 31, 2026, so long as the gain is reinvested in a Qualified Opportunity Fund, an investment vehicle organized to make investments in Qualified Opportunity Zones.  In addition, if the investor holds the investment in the Opportunity Fund for at least ten years, the investor would be eligible for an increase in its basis equal to the fair market value of the investment on the date that it is sold. Click here to read the full press release from the U.S. Department of the Treasury

What is a HUBZone?

Historically Undertilized Business Zones receive preferential consideration for government contracts. HUBZone-certified businesses also get a 10 percent price evaluation preference in full and open contract competitions. HUBZone-certified businesses can still compete for contract awards under other socio-economic programs they qualify for.

UPCOMING EVENTS

WEDCO BOARD MEETINGS
Williams County Community Offices, Conference Room A&B
1425 East High Street, Bryan, Ohio 43506
8:00AM– 9:00AM

7/18/19-7/21/19, 2019 Montpelier Bean Days Balloon Festival

7/26/19-7/28/19, 2019 Edgerton Homecoming Festival

8/1/19, Round 1 of Williams County Business to Education Connection Survey closes

8/3/19, Edon Days 2019 Hometown SPIRIT

8/8/19, 7:30AM-8:30AM Ohio Lean Consortium Coffee Club @ Seasons Coffee & Bistro

8/17/19, Stryker Summer Festival

8/2019, Date TBA, Small Business Seminar 

9/2019, Date TBA, 3rd Annual Energy Update with BMU & Ohio Gas Company

10/31/19, 8:30AM-4:00PM 2nd Annual Williams County Job Fair, Quality Inn, Holiday City – Williams County Employers: Register Here

FEATURED AVAILABLE SITE: 2 Kexon Drive, Pioneer OH 43554

Building: 157,550 SF/Divisible
Sale Price: $5,545,000
Lease Rate: $3.50 /sf
Pioneer is a public power town with robust, dependable, but very economical utility rates, low 1% income tax, very business friendly.
Use since inception has been the manufacture of tailor welded blanks for the automotive industry.

Click here to view the property listing.

FEATURED JULY MEMBER: Chase Brass & Copper

Chase Brass is a brass forgings supplier and distributor, high strength brass manufacturer, brass rod fittings manufacturer, brass alloy supplier, brass rod manufacturer, brass parts supplier, brass machining supplier, bar manufacturer, castings manufacturer, and barstock distributor.