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
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.
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, new business,or community of the year! Click here to download the nomination form, or nominate your company online here.
Mail forms to: WEDCO, 1425 East High Street, Bryan OH 43506 or Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
*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.
2/28/17, 8AM-9AM WEDCO Round Table, “Prove it!” Guest Speaker: Pam Johnson, Ohio Means Jobs Williams County. Location: Williams County Community Offices, Conference Room A&B, to RSVP call Megan: (419) 636-8727
3/4/17 10AM-4PM 2017 Edgerton Chamber of Commerce Business & Industry Show. Location: Edgerton Village Hall
3/7/17,11AM-1PM WEDCO Annual Meeting, Guest Speaker: Ohio Secretary of State, Mr. Jon Husted. Location: Williams County Veterans Memorial Building, RSVP required, call Megan to RSVP (419) 636-8727
3/28/17,10AM-7PM 30th Annual Williams County Business & Industry Show, hosted by the Bryan Chamber of Commerce. Location: New Era – Mulberry Street
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.
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.