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
Successful economic development has much to do with momentum. Williams County is on the upswing and we need to share this news! We’re starting the year off strong with our 2017 membership drive. WEDCO membership is on the rise, which has enabled WEDCO to hire a second full time staff person, build a new website, host events specific to our members’ needs, and more! Now, we need YOUR help to keep up the momentum and accomplish new goals.
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
*NEW* Register Properties in Williams County
We’re excited to announce this year you’ll be able to register your Williams County property with WEDCO. 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. Feel free to contact our office with any questions at 419-636-8727, or email email@example.com. To learn more 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.
3/28/17, 10AM-7PM 30th Annual Williams County Business & Industry Show, hosted by the Bryan Chamber of Commerce. Location: New Era – Mulberry Street
4/5/17, 4PM-6PM Montpelier Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, hosted by the Montpelier and Pioneer Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by J’J’ Winn’s/Quality Inn & Suites. Location: Quality Inn & Suites – AmTrak Room
4/11/17, 10:30AM-1:00PM Northwest State Community College Job Fair, open to the public, please bring your resume and dress in professional attire. Location: Northwest State Community College Atrium
4/11/17, 2PM-4PM WEDCO Subcommittee Meetings, 2PM-3PM Membership & Dues/Marketing meeting, 3PM-4PM Workforce Development meeting, RSVP to Megan (419) 636-8727 or firstname.lastname@example.org
4/25/17, 8AM-9AM WEDCO Round Table Discussion, RSVP online
5/8/17-5/13/17, National National Economic Development Week
5/23/17, 8AM-9AM WEDCO Board Meeting
FEATURED MEMBER: Bryan Municipal Utilities
Bryan Municipal Utilities is a customer-owned, non-profit municipality providing electric, water, and communication services (cable/internet) to the residents of Bryan, Ohio. BMU is dedicated to enhancing the economic vitality of the community, and recognizes that energy can be a significant factor in the cost of doing business and influence business decisions. BMU offers Schedule EDR, an electric rate incentive, to qualified businesses that expand or locate their operations in the City of Bryan. Qualified businesses may receive a discount of a $0.01 per kWh on their electric rate for a three-year period. To learn more about BMU 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.