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2017 Economic Development Results

The Fulton County Economic Development Corporation is pleased to report that 2017 was again a successful year for economic development in Fulton County. In all, the FCEDC was involved in 13 projects last calendar year and these projects equated to more than $58 million in new investment and 132 new employment opportunities for citizens in the region!

In November, MetalX broke ground on their project with hopes of initiating operations in summer or fall of 2018. Earlier in the year, Wauseon Machine & Manufacturing began an expansion to their facility in Wauseon and MCS Manufacturing implemented an expansion to their business in Lyons. Several other businesses were attracted to the county and many more added new machinery & equipment or expanded their operation to better serve customers’ needs.

The FCEDC also saw 2016 projects wrap up during last calendar year. Nature Fresh Farms added 30 more acres of greenhouses; they now operate 45 acres of greenhouse space at their Delta location. Gerald Grain Company also completed the construction of their loop rail track near Delta, receiving their first unit train right before the end of the year.

While Fulton County experienced a year of growth, our regional and state partners also experienced immense economic growth. Regional Growth Partnership, our partners at a regional level, completed 131 economic development projects in 2017, which equated to more than $4 billion investment and 3,897 new employment opportunities. Please review RGP’s Annual Report by clicking the link below:

JobsOhio, our state economic development partner, achieved unparalleled results as well. In their 2017 Annual Report, JobsOhio shared that they were involved in 272 economic development projects and nearly $10 billion was invested by businesses throughout the state of Ohio, expecting to increase employment by 22,788 new jobs. The 2017 JobsOhio Annual Report is as follows:


FCEDC Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet Scheduled

The Fulton County Economic Development Corporation (FCEDC) Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet is scheduled to be held on April 26, 2018 at Founder’s Hall in Archbold, Ohio starting at 5:00 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. and the Keynote Speaker is Bruce Boguski from The Winner’s Edge.

This event is open to members and non-members alike. If you would like to register, contact Shannon Shulters at or (419) 337-9270.


FCEDC Hosts Fulton County Career Exploration Day

More than 200 students from Fayette, Archbold, Wauseon, Pike Delta York, Swanton and Pettisville attended Fulton County Career Exploration Day on March 6, 2018. Hosted by the FCEDC, this event brought more than thirty local employers together to interview students in a mock interview setting. Students also had the opportunity to “pre” interview for summer work or permanent career opportunities that were of interest to them.

The objective of the Career Exploration Day event is to 1) Showcase local career options for students to consider as they graduate from high school or after they graduate from a college or university setting and 2) Provide a learning experience for students as they strive to enhance their interviewing skills and improve their resume.

Plans to conduct the Fulton County Career Exploration Day event next year are already underway. Businesses interested in participating are encouraged to contact Shannon or Matt at the FCEDC.