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!
Message from the Director
Make a difference: Join a WEDCO Subcommittee!
The next WEDCO Subcommittee meeting will be in July, date TBD.
If you are interested in attending, please contact the WEDCO office at 419-636-8727. Members and nonmembers are welcome.
Now Available: JobsOhio GIS Planning
GIS Planning is the nation’s largest site selection website; the site is user friendly and allows economic development professionals to add and update listings easily.
The good news: it is interactive, provides comprehensive information to users, and gives us the ability to add more information about your property.
The benefits? Listings will be up to date faster, our inventory will be current, and site selectors will get accurate and detailed information faster. To assist in this transition, we are in need of information regarding any available sites or buildings located in Williams County. Having accurate information will also allow us to highlight Williams County properties on our website.
One form will need to be completed per property. By completing the information WEDCO will be able to update and access updated and detailed information quickly on the new GIS Planning System. Feel free to contact our office with any questions at 419-636-8727, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2017 WEDCO Annual Meeting
The 2017 WEDCO Annual Meeting took place Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 11:00am – 1:00pm at the Williams County Veterans Memorial Building, Montpelier, Ohio. WEDCO welcomed Ohio Secretary of State, Mr. Jon Husted as the keynote speaker. The first annual awards for New Business of the Year, Business of the Year, and Community of the Year were presented.
New Business of the Year: VRT
Small Business of the Year: Daavlin
Large Business of the Year: 20/20 Custom Molded Plastics
Community of the Year: The Village of Edgerton
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.
6/27/17, 8:30AM-10:00AM WEDCO Round Table with Pioneer Industrial Systems, guest speaker Todd Hendricks, Automation & Training: Preparing for the Next Generation, RSVP online. Location: Pioneer Industrial Systems 16442 US-20, Alvordton, OH 43501
6/29/17 8:00AM – 12:00PM Workplace Violence, Harassment and Retaliation from an OSHA Perspective. Cost Per Attendee $89 Discounted Cost for AMC or Black Swamp Member $59. Presented by Richard L Barcum, CIH, CSP and Carl Habekost, Esq. Location: Northwest State Community College. RSVP to Tori Wolf, Email: email@example.com, Phone: 419-267-1219
7/12/17, 12:00PM-1:30PM Small Business Series, part 2: Marketing your Business & Financial Matters, $10 per session or $25 for all sessions
7/25/17, 8AM WEDCO Board Meeting
8/2/17, 12:00PM-1:30PM Small Business Series, part 3: Funding & the Next Steps, $10 per session or $25 for all sessions
Spangler Candy Company, headquartered in Bryan, Ohio, is a family-owned private company making candy since 1906. Spangler’s products include the famous Dum Dums, Saf-T-Pops, Spangler Candy Canes, and Spangler Circus Peanuts. Spangler Candy has a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility covering over 500,000 square feet, and is one of the few manufacturing facilities that gives public tours on a regular basis. To learn more about Spangler Candy click here.
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.
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.
Save the Date! This year, Northwest Ohio Manufacturing Day will be October 13, 2017.