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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.

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.

Participate in the WEDCO Housing Survey

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. This survey will be used to communicate with developers and home builders opportunities that may exist to bring new housing to Williams County.

  • Deadline: Friday, May 25th.
  • The survey takes approximately 2-3 minutes to complete.
  • Williams County Residents and Non-Residents are invited to participate.

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
8:00AM– 9:00AM

5/25/18, Participation Deadline for the WEDCO Housing Survey

6/2/18, 9:00AM – 1:00PM Busche Performance Group Job Fair – Edon, Ohio

6/19/18, 2:30PM – 4:00PM Workforce & Marketing Subcommittee Meeting

FEATURED AVAILABLE SITE: 201 S. Michigan St., Edon, OH 43518

Florence Township Trustees are offering public sale of the old fire hall and office facility located at 201 S. Michigan St. Edon, OH 43518.

For more details click here.

Open inspection will be held Saturday, June 9, 2018, 9AM-12PM, or call 419-272-0100 and leave a message for a private appointment.

Parcel 071-210-040013.000 &  071-210-040028.000 are being sold as one property, as is.

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