WCOED Publishes 2014 BR&E Report

The Wyandot County Office of Economic Development has released its annual formal report summarizing findings from the organization’s 2014 Business Retention & Expansion (BR&E) program.  Click here to view the 2014 Wyandot County BR&E Final Report, or click on the cover image. The BR&E program is designed to assist local organizations with the planning…

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WCOED Presents First County Economic Development Awards

The Wyandot County Office of Economic Development presented the first ‘Wyandot County Distinguished Contribution to Economic Development Awards’ at the organization’s Annual Meeting this past Monday evening. The award honors an individual or entity that, in the opinion of the WCOED executive officers, has made a significant contribution to advance…

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WCOED Holds 6th Annual Dinner – Presentations

The Wyandot County Office of Economic Development 6th Annual Dinner held on Monday, November 10th was the organization’s most well-attended to date. Featured guests included winners of the first Wyandot County Distinguished Contribution to Economic Development Award; Kalmbach Feeds, Continental Structural Plastics, and Vaughn Industries. Also in attendance were WCOED…

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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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