About Us

Van Wert Area Economic Development Corporation

The Van Wert Area Economic Development Corporation’s (VWAEDC) mission is to promote + retain existing businesses and to design + implement solutions that drive investment + facilitate job creation throughout Van Wert County, OH.

VWAEDC began operating in 2017 as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization through a combined effort of city + county officials who believed in the strength of a central economic development agency. The result has been a collaboration among community leadership groups and a strong relationship with educators + businesses.

VWAEDC is governed by a board of directors appointed by our organization’s public membership holders. The board of directors meets monthly on the third Monday of each month. 

This collaboration leads to the oversight and administration of several county-related programs + initiatives. 

View the 2019 – 2024 Strategic Plan

Recent Notable Achievements + Recognition

2020 Crystal Image Award presented by The Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce – For demonstrating exemplary business leadership, exhibiting a commitment to quality + employee empowerment, and displaying outstanding community service. 

Visit Our VWAEDC Community Development Partners

VWAEDC - City of Van Wert
VWAEDC - Van Wert County
VWAEDC - Jobs Ohio
VWAEDC - Business Development Corporation
VWAEDC - Van Wert County Foundation
VWAEDC - Main Street Van Wert
VWAEDC - Van Wert Chamber of Commerce
VWAEDC - Visit Van Wert