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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.

Community and business leaders, financial and banking representatives, major employers, developers and realtors were invited to attend the public forum at the Williams County Community Offices on April 18th, 2018.

A market study will be provided which will include conclusions and recommendations regarding the market feasibility of additional housing in each of Williams County’s population centers. The report will include supportive documentation including:

  • Aggregate data from housing survey
  • Housing opportunities for each population center
  • Analysis of demographic and economic factors
  • Reference maps

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; Completion of a demand analysis.

Thank you to all of the Williams County Communities for making this endeavor possible.

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
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

5/7/18-5/11/18, In-Demand Jobs Week

5/7/18-5/12/18, 2018 National Economic Development Week

5/22/18, 8:00AM WEDCO Board Meeting

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.

Learn more about Bryan North Industrial Park here.

FEATURED APRIL MEMBERS: Community Hospitals & Wellness Centers and Parkview Physicians Group