The Wyandot County Office of Economic Development is seeking local business input for its annual Business Retention & Expansion (BR&E) Program. BR&E informs the directives of the local economic development organization in a number of ways, and is in large part one of the WCOED’s most important efforts.
The aggregated data collected throughout the year is used to shape a narrative of the local economy, and identifies the local strengths and weaknesses found within. Moreover, the BR&E program provides a direct line of communication between the thoughts and concerns of the local business community with area public leaders that monitor the annual program findings.
For the local economic development office, the BR&E Program assists in identifying potential expansion projects of local employers. Early identification of local growth projects allows the WCOED to find any applicable assistance that can aid in that future project’s facilitation. BR&E has in fact been the initial means of identifying at least 13 local expansion projects over the past 8 years.
The WCOED encourages local business owners, operators, and management to participate in the program by following the link above. For more information, visit the Business Retention & Expansion Program webpage.