Wayne County Economic Development Council

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Strong Incentives
Tax credits, abatements, grants, low-cost financing Foreign Trade Zone and more.

Business-Friendly Climate
Effective community and government partnerships locally and throughout Northeast Ohio.

Access to Markets
Central location with great ground, rail, water and air accessibility.

High Quality of Life
Small town hospitality and country living with big city opportunities.

Leading Ag-Bioscience Infrastructure
Premier research facilities and infrastructure.

Low Cost of Doing Business

Energy, labor and occupancy costs among the nation’s most affordable.

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A Supportive, Business-Friendly Environment

In Wayne County, you will discover a true partnership between government, business, education and other organizations.

The effort to build a supportive environment has carried on for many years, with outstanding results. According to the WEDC's president Rod Crider, 

"This is a partnership that's working. The cooperation is 100 percent. The lines of communication are totally open. It's a wonderful situation of the county, cities and private leadership coming together. The chemistry in this environment just doesn't exist in many cities around the country where they have turf battles and territorial jealousies. Those are all gone here."

 This unique spirit of teamwork is demonstrated by the membership of the Wayne Economic Develoment Council where members of local education institutions, businesses, downtown development organizations, and government come together in a collaborative effort to grow a quality future for the entire county. For a full list of our team members, view our board roster here.

From providing loan assistance and other incentives to fast track permitting and infrastructure assistance, local governments in Wayne County are dedicated to your success.  Along with our government partners are a number of other business assistance service organizations providing a vast array of programs assistance.  And, if it's not availble, just ask.  You won't find a team more dedicated to serving your interests.  Other organizations devoted exclusively to providing assistance to businesses include:

Dalton Area Chamber of Commerce

Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce

Rittman Area Chamber of Commerce

Shreve Business Association

Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce



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