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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Northwest Ohio Business Announcement
AquaBounty Technologies Announces Pioneer, Ohio as Location for Planned Salmon Farm
July 29, 2021 – AquaBounty Technologies has announced an expected $200 million+ investment in Pioneer, Ohio. The company plans to build a state-of-the-art facility that will be approximately 479,000 square feet, and will employ 112 people within the next five years. Construction is expected to start in November 2021, according to Megan Hausch, executive director of Williams County Economic Development (WEDCO).
“The economic impact of the project is tremendous, this is a great win for Williams County and Northwest Ohio,” said Hausch. “The vision of AquaBounty is to pioneer a sustainable and nutritious future by transforming aquaculture; there is no better place, than in Pioneer, Ohio, to fulfill this vision,” said Hausch, “many thanks go to JobsOhio, RGP, MVPO, the Village of Pioneer, and all of the partners involved in this process.”
WEDCO will be hosting a virtual town hall on Thursday, August 5, 2021 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM with AquaBounty. “This will be a great opportunity for the community to learn more about the project,” said Hausch. “There will be additional opportunities to meet with the company in the near future, but we are excited to make the initial introduction virtually to the Williams County community.” Read the full press release here.
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Part 1 – Company Presentation, Part 2 – Q&A Forum
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FAQ sheet coming soon.
Automotive Supplier, MatcorMatsu, Expanding, Adding New Jobs In Northwest Ohio
May 20, 2021- A leading automotive supplier serving full assembly production facilities has announced plans to expand its Williams County operations in Northwest Ohio. Matsu Ohio will invest more than $4.5 million in machinery and equipment at its Edgerton plant, adding 104 new jobs.
The company has obtained increased business opportunities with existing customers who are introducing new vehicles into the automotive market. Matsu officials said the company’s long-standing history, experience and performance with its customer base factored heavily in winning the new contracts.
Matsu’s Director of US Operations Robert Teixeira said, “Matsu Ohio is proud to be part of the Williams County community and is excited about the opportunity to grow our customer base, create jobs, and increase production volume at our Edgerton facility.”
JobsOhio worked collaboratively with the Regional Growth Partnership and Williams County Economic Development Corporation in supporting the advancement of this project and the growth of the company. In addition, through Development Services Agency, the Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved a Job Creation Tax Credit for the economic development project. View the full press release.
Wausau Supply coming to West Unity, Ohio
September 18, 2020 – Wausau Supply Co., a company devoted to quality building products proven to stand the test of time, is coming to West Unity, Ohio.
Wausau Supply Co. has announced that they are expanding their established service area by opening a distribution facility in West Unity, Ohio. Scheduled to open this fall, the facility will house a vast selection of products from the industry’s top manufacturers and its own proprietary brands, Diamond Kote Building Products and Waudena Entrance Systems.
The company, which expects to hire at least 19 people through its $4.6 million investment, highlighted the region’s logistics assets, particularly the comprehensive transportation and highway network, as a critical factor in its decision to locate in Northwest Ohio. View the full press release here.
WEDCO BOARD MEETINGS
Williams County Community Offices, Conference Room A&B
1425 East High Street, Bryan, Ohio 43506
Friday, September 17, 2021 – Williams County Workforce Partnership Survey. Participate here: https://forms.gle/MJsYLRgPgcRN4w8M8
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 – WEDCO Board Meeting @ 8:00AM
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 – WEDCO Board Meeting @ 8:00AM
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- 77.84 acre commercial/industrial site with an option on 81+/- acres, totaling 159 contiguous acres