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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 Active Transportation Survey

Williams County is currently in the process of developing an Active Transportation Plan in order to improve the overall quality of life and efficiency of the current transportation system within the County. The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) defines Active Transportation as “human-powered transportation that engages people in healthy, physical activity while they travel from place to place.” In order to improve active transportation in Williams County, we need your feedback. This survey will require less than 10 minutes of your time. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and will be utilized in the development of the Active Transportation Plan.

If you have any questions about this survey or the Plan, please contact Maumee Valley Planning Organization at 419-784-3882 or planner3@mvpo.org. Thank you! Survey ends August 22, 2018.

Click here to take the survey!

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

8/22/18, 5:30PM Networking, 6:00PM Williams County Housing Study Results, presented by DiSalvo Development Advisors

9/10/18, 9:45AM-12:00PM Rural Lender Workshop: Government Guaranteed Loans, RSVP online here or call 216.522.4192, or email raymond.graves@sba.gov

9/21/18-6/21/19Toledo Chamber of Commerce “Export Success 2018”, 10-sessions, Click here for details

10/12/18, Northwest Ohio Manufacturing Day at Northwest State Community College – Details TBA

10/26/18, Williams County Job Fair – Details TBA

FEATURED AVAILABLE SITE: Bryan North Industrial Park

Bryan North Industrial Park recently received the SiteOhio Authentication designation from JobsOhio

The SiteOhio authentication process identifies sites in Ohio ready for development day one. All sites are construction ready with utilities to the park boundaries including water, sewer, electricity, natural gas and fiber. Each site undergoes a usability audit to ensure the site is intuitively positioned for optimal access, allowing businesses to hit the ground running and get to market faster.

FEATURED AUGUST MEMBER: FIRST ENERGY

FirstEnergy’s ten regulated distribution companies form one of the nation’s largest investor-owned electric systems, based on serving 6 million customers in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions. Stretching from the Ohio-Indiana border to the New Jersey shore, the companies operate a vast infrastructure of more than 269,000 miles of distribution lines and are dedicated to providing customers with safe, reliable and responsive service.