About WEDCOWould you describe your business activities as fierce, competitive, collaborative, dynamic, thoughtful and inventive? We believe these qualities describe the Wayne Economic Development Corporation (WEDCO) and our partnering entities' approach to economic development. Through County-wide planning initiatives ideas and actions converge, and we are advancing our communities by integrating the unique natural landscape and quality of life with forward-thinking technology and business support. Projects include The Stourbridge Project, a new technology/media incubator and free Coworking space. As well as local organic and non-GMO food systems, expanded broadband, a first-class business park, model workforce delivery system, and a progressive communications network.
Through partnering, local creativity and investment, and passionate community members, we are actively building Wayne County and WEDCO is right in the mix. If you want to grow your business in a county that is leveraging its local advantages and positioning itself for the future, contact WEDCO. We are a 501(c)6 non-profit corporation comprised of businesses in partnership with state, county, and municipal government that realizes a bright economic future depends on investing and planning today.
WEDCO incorporated almost 60 years ago as a private, non-profit organization dedicated to creating jobs and improving the prosperity of the citizens of Wayne County, Pennsylvania.
In January 1955, Wayne Industrial Development Corporation (WIDCO) – now known as WEDCO – was formally incorporated. Over 200 individuals representing numerous businesses signed on as incorporators and contributed the sum of $20 to the new corporation. The list of original incorporators is a veritable who’s who in Wayne County business and community leadership during the 1950s. WEDCO staff quickly involved themselves with activities typical of any of today’s economic development organizations.
Half a century later, WEDCO continues as Wayne County’s lead economic development organization, providing the services needed to bring new business to the county, support business that is already here, improve the local tax base, and enhance the quality of life of area residents.
WEDCO is a non-profit corporation comprised of businesses in partnership with state, county, and municipal government that realize a bright economic future depends on investing and planning today. Current membership totals 200.