Four area businesses were presented with the Wyandot County Distinguished Contribution to Economic Development Award at the Wyandot County Office of Economic Development’s 11th Annual Dinner. The event was held at Moreno’s Vault on the evening of November 6th.
This years honorees and related projects were:
- AEP Ohio – In recognition of its new 34,000 square foot Transmission Service Center in the City of Upper Sandusky
- Blanchard Valley Health System – In recognition of its new 15,800 Carey Medical & Diagnostic Center
- Hanon Systems USA – In recognition of its 130,000 square foot expansion in the Village of Carey
- North Central Electric Cooperative – In recognition of its new Adrian Substation
All together, these projects represented more than $50 million invested in Wyandot County over the past year.
In addition to the annual awards, WCOED Executive Director Greg Moon reviewed the organization’s efforts over the past year and highlighted additional projects started. Of particular note was the data released this year showing that for the period of 2010-2018, Wyandot County had the largest job growth rate of any county in the state of Ohio. Moon noted the growth rate was due to heightened collaboration among leadership in both the public and private sectors across Wyandot County; offering the tools and assistance necessary to encourage uninhibited growth.
Dr. Ned Hill, Economist and Professor of Economic Development at Ohio State University, was the keynote speaker for the evening. Dr. Hill provided an overview of the strengths and weaknesses in the national economy, and how the state of Ohio was likely to be impacted in the near future.