WCOED and Village of Carey Secure $1.5M EDA Grant

The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) made the official announcement Monday, September 22nd, that the Village of Carey was awarded a $1.5 million grant under the agency’s Public Works Assistance program.  The grant money will be used by the village to construct a new substation located on the west side …

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2014 Wyandot County EIA Completed

The Wyandot County Office of Economic Development completed the first formal Economic Impact Analysis (EIA) for Wyandot County (available here).  A similar analysis was completed in mid-2013, and results were distributed at a WCOED bi-monthly board meeting. To perform the EIA, the WCOED utilized IMPLAN modeling software.  IMPLAN is a …

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Mennco Moves Forward with Nevada Plans

Mennco Grain is proceeding with the first phase of a project that will increase capacity and efficiency at its facility in the Village of Nevada after village council approved the remaining needed permits at its recent meeting. Mennco will replace old equipment that will increase its receiving and shipping speeds. …

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Wyandot Co. Unemployment Rate Plunges in April

Ohio unemployment figures released for April 2014 showed a significant drop in the local unemployment rate.  Wyandot County’s unemployment rate for April 2014 dropped over 1 percentage point from the previous month of May, which was 5.6% down to 4.4%. April marks the first time since October 2005 that the county’s unemployment rate was …

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Vaughn Industries Speculative Building Nears Completion

The 100,000 square foot speculative building under construction on the east end of the Village of Carey is receiving its final touches. The building is situated in the newly created Arrowhead Commerce Park that encompasses the former location of a nursing home that was demolished last year, and adjacent open acreage.  Arrowhead consists of …

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State Awards Tax Credit for Local Expansion

Last April, the Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved tax credits for 15 companies that combined committed to creating 664 jobs and retaining 2,012 jobs statewide. Among the 15 companies, 5 are located in the Northwest Ohio region; one of which in Wyandot County. Continental Structural Plastics Inc. (CSP) was awarded …

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MBDS Acquires Wyandot County Industrial Park Facility

In early January, the 78,000 square foot facility at 240 Commerce Way in Upper Sandusky was acquired by Manufacturing Business Development Solutions LLC (MBDS) who is headquartered in Findlay, OH. The facility, which was previously leased by Bridgestone AMP Company, will be used for an expansion of MBDS’ manufacturing and …

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