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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 Study

The WEDCO Workforce Development and Marketing Subcommittee has engaged DiSalvo Development Advisors, DDA, to complete a housing analysis in order to understand the current housing market in 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.

The housing study process will take approximately 3 months to complete and will include: stakeholder interviews with major employers, developers and realtors, and other stakeholders; rental housing survey and for-sale housing analysis; and completion of a demand analysis.

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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

7/10/18, 8:00AM – 4:00PM Small Business Manufacturers Outreach Event, hosted by Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce, Register at www.toledochamber.com now through July 3

7/17/18, 2:00PM – 4:00PM Ohio Trail Plan Regional Meeting, hosted by ODNR, RSVP to Tom Arbour at tom.arbour@dnr.state.oh.us or 614-265-6575

7/18/18, 10:00AM – 12:00PM Small Business Workshop at Northwest State Community College, RSVP via email to nwohiosbdc@gmail.com

7/24/18, 8:00AM WEDCO Board Meeting

8/21/18, 2:30PM – 4:00PM Workforce & Marketing Subcommittee Meeting

FEATURED AVAILABLE SITE: 201 S. Michigan St., Edon, OH 43518

Florence Township Trustees are offering public sale of the old fire hall and office facility located at 201 S. Michigan St. Edon, OH 43518.

For more details click here.

To inspect the property call 419-272-0100 and leave a message for a private appointment. Parcel 071-210-040013.000 &  071-210-040028.000 are being sold as one property, as is.

FEATURED JUNE MEMBER:

Menard, Inc., a leading home improvement center, is the largest employer in Williams County. In 2017 Menards announced the investment of $28 million to build a production line to manufacture interior and exterior pre-hung doors, and announced an additional $16 million investment in 2018 to construct a crossdock and bagging facility. To learn more about Menards, click here!