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

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Join WEDCO in celebrating 35 years of service this year at the 2018 Annual Meeting!

WEDCO is excited to announce the 2018 Annual Meeting will be Thursday, March 8, 2018, 11AM-1PM at the Williams County Veteran’s Memorial Building. This years guest speaker is a northwest Ohio native, Senator Rob McColley.

Tickets must be purchased in advance, $20/per person. Call the WEDCO office to reserve your seat (419) 636-8727.

Awards will be presented for Business of the Year, New Business of the Year, and Community of the Year. Nominations are open until February 16, 2018. Awards will be based on investments in employees and/or training programs, facility expansion and/or capital investments, exceptional leadership and staff engagement, company size and length of time in business, and community engagement in 2017. All candidates must be located in Williams County, Ohio.  Click here to download the nomination form.

February Round Table Event: Health & Wellness Programming

WEDCO & the Bryan Area Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a free, educational event about health and wellness programming.

Spangler Candy Company presented on the health & wellness programs the company provides for employees including the new Activate Health & Wellness Center, Work-Life Balance Initiatives, and wellness events. View the Spangler Candy Company Presentation here.

Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation presented on the new program, Better You, Better Ohio!™. It is a new online program that provides resources and support services to segments of Ohio’s workforce and injured workers to improve their overall health and wellness. You can sign up for Better You, Better Ohio! by visiting go.activehealth.com/betteryoubetterohioView the BetterYouBetterOhio! Presentation here.

You’re eligible to participate in Better You Better Ohio if:
1. Your employer has less than 51 employees.
2. Your employer does not have a health and wellness program for its employees.
3. Your employer is in any of the following industry sectors: Agriculture, Automotive Repair and Service, Construction, Firefighting, Health Care, Manufacturing, Police and Public Safety, Public Employees, Restaurant and Food Service, Transportation and Trucking, Trash Collection, or Wholesale and Retail.

Now Available: JobsOhio GIS Planning

GIS Planning is the nation’s largest site selection website; the site is user friendly and allows economic development professionals to add and update listings easily.

The good news: it is interactive, provides comprehensive information to users, and gives us the ability to add more information about your property.

The benefits? Listings will be up to date faster, our inventory will be current, and site selectors will get accurate and detailed information faster. To assist in this transition, we are in need of information regarding any available sites or buildings located in Williams County. Having accurate information will also allow us to highlight Williams County properties on our website.

One form will need to be completed per property. By completing the information WEDCO will be able to update and access updated and detailed information quickly on the new GIS Planning System. Feel free to contact our office with any questions at 419-636-8727, or email economic@wedco.info.

Click Here to Download the Williams County Available Site and Building Database Registration Form 

UPCOMING EVENTS

WEDCO 2018 BOARD MEETINGS
Williams County Community Offices – Conference Room A&B
1425 East High Street, Bryan, Ohio 43506
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

3/8/18,  11:00AM-1:00PM 2018 Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon, Williams County Veterans Memorial Building, $20 per ticket, Guest Speaker: Senator Rob McColley. Call or email Megan Puehler to RSVP (419) 636-8727, office@wedco.info

4/17/18, 2:30PM-4:00PM Workforce & Marketing Subcommittee Meeting

4/24/18, 8:00AM WEDCO Board Meeting

FEATURED AVAILABLE SITE: 3450-3460 US HWY 20, Edon OH 43518

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Located in Edon, Ohio, this property has 3 shop/warehouse buildings and one office building. The office building is 4,800 sq. ft. and the shop spaces are 10,000 sq.ft., 10,000 sq. ft., and 24,000 sq.ft.. The shop spaces have floor drains and a total of 11 overhead doors. For more information contact the listing agent, Keenan Fields with Signature Associates, (419) 249-6311; or call the WEDCO office, (419) 636-8727.

FEATURED FEBRUARY MEMBERS: Williams County Utility Providers