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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 Opportunities Assessment

Housing plays an important role in the quality of life for residents, sustaining an adequate labor pool for area employers and the attraction of future employees to Williams County. The WEDCO workforce and marketing subcommittee recognized the importance of understanding the housing market in Williams County, and reached out to DiSalvo Development Advisors to complete a housing analysis.

The housing analysis completed by DiSalvo Development Advisors, DDA, will be used to communicate with developers and home builders opportunities that may exist to bring new housing to 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.

Download the Williams County Housing Opportunities Assessment:

Executive Summary – Full Report 

Williams County Housing Presentation 8-22-18

Northwest Ohio Manufacturing Day

Featuring NW Ohio Automotive Industry

Manufacturing Day℠ is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. The overall goal of the event is to spark the imagination of students and give them a more concrete sense of what manufacturing is all about and teach students about the opportunities available in Northwest Ohio.

The format of Northwest Ohio Manufacturing Day is changing this year! Our goal is to make the event more interactive, and to provide students with a more in depth look at a specific industry. This year the NW Ohio Automotive Industry will be highlighted, and each year following the featured industry will change. We encourage all participants to be creative, encourage interaction with the students, and bring displays that will create a conversation.

The featured industry participants will be located in a tent outside of the building and all other industries will be located inside the atrium at Northwest State. This means there will be MORE space to set up displays & demonstrations for ALL participants. 

Manufacturers from Williams, Fulton, Henry, Defiance, and Paulding County are invited to participate. #mfgday18

Williams County Schools participation forms are due by September 28, 2018. 

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

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

10/11/18, 8:00AM 2nd Annual Energy Update with BMU & Ohio Gas, co-hosted by WEDCO and the Bryan Area Chamber of Commerce, Williams County Community Offices. Register online here.

10/12/18, Northwest Ohio Manufacturing Day at Northwest State Community College – Manufacturers from Williams, Henry, Fulton, Defiance and Paulding County: Click here to register!

10/23/18, 8:00AM WEDCO Board Meeting

10/26/18, Williams County Job Fair – Williams County Businesses call (419) 636-8727 to register

11/27/18, 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.

FEATURED SEPTEMBER MEMBER: PARKVIEW PHYSICIANS GROUP

Located in Bryan, Parkview is a a not-for-profit, community-based health system serving northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio. Parkview Health includes an extensive network of primary care and specialty physicians and nine hospitals, with the Parkview Regional Medical Center campus a regional destination for specialized care.  Parkview was named one of America’s Top Employers by Forbes in 2018 and has been designated a Magnet health system for nursing excellence.