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!
A message from the Director…Happy New Year!
As we reflect on 2016 and look ahead, it has come to my attention successful economic development has much to do with momentum. Williams County is on the upswing and we need to share this news! We’re going to start the year off strong with our 2017 membership drive! We’ve accomplished much in 2016 and we are excited about the direction we’re headed, but we need YOUR help to keep up the momentum and accomplish new goals.
Save the Date for the 2017 Annual Meeting
Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 11:00am – 1:00pm, RSVP required
This year we’re looking forward to publicly recognizing all of the outstanding Williams County businesses during our 2017 annual meeting. Help us capture a snap shot of what has happened over the past year, and nominate any company as the business, manufacturer, or new business of the year! Nominations will open soon!
Keynote Speaker: Ohio Secretary of State, Mr. Jon Husted
Raised in Montpelier, Ohio, Husted attended the University of Dayton (UD), where he earned All-American Defensive Back honors as a member of the 1989 Division III National Championship football team. After receiving his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UD, Husted stayed in the Dayton area where he served as Vice President of Business and Economic Development at the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce.
Jon Husted was first elected to public office in 2000 as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives. Only four years later, Jon’s colleagues elected him Speaker of the Ohio House, making him one of the youngest ever to lead the body.
After serving two terms as Speaker, Husted was elected to the Ohio Senate, where he was a leading advocate for redistricting reform – a cause he continues to champion as Secretary of State. To read more about Husted click here.
WEDCO 2014 Video
WEDCO 2017 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.
1/12/17, 5PM-7PM Bryan Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours – Sponsored & Hosted by Andres O’Neil & Lowe Agency
1/19/17, 8AM-12PM OSHA EPA Sustainability Safety Series, Confined Space – Entrant, Attendant Supervisor Training
1/24/17, 8AM WEDCO Board Meeting
2/1/17, 4PM-6PM Montpelier Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours
2/9/17, 5PM-7PM Bryan Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours – Sponsored & Hosted by Current TEK Solutions
3/7/17,11AM-1PM WEDCO Annual Meeting, Guest Speaker: Ohio Secretary of State, Mr. Jon Husted, Location: Williams County Veteran’s Memorial Building, RSVP required
Northwest Ohio Manufacturing Day took place October 14, 2016 at Northwest State Community College. Manufacturing Day℠ is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. This day was designed to help connect area school district Junior and Senior students with their surrounding area manufacturers to learn about the available careers in skilled manufacturing.
AVAILABLE SITE: Bryan Ohio Industrial Parks
Bryan Industrial Park North includes four 20-acre lots are provided with municipal electric, water, communications, sanitary and storm sewer. Bryan’s original industrial park, located on East Wilson Street, currently has six vacant lots ranging in size from 4.2 to 8.5 acres available for small to mid-size companies.