Located in the Heart of the Midwest!

Paulding County is located in the heart of major consumer, agricultural, and industrial markets. Fifty percent of the nation’s buying force lies within 500 miles. The county is linked to these markets by state and federal highways, with an interstate and turnpike nearby, and two metropolitan airports only minutes away.

Board Members

2024 PCED Board of Directors

Mike Kauser
Paulding Co. Township Association

Ryan Whitaker
Vice President
At Large Member

Jeff Mumma
Financial Institutions

Sarah J. Noggle
OSU Extension

George Carter
Board Member
Paulding CIC

Jim States
Board Member
Oakwood Development Co.

Estee Miller
Board Member
At Large Member

Tyson Mowery
Board Member
Antwerp CIC

Joe Burkard
Non-Voting Member
P.C. Prosecutor

Brett Wagner
Board Member
At Large Member

Fred Manz
Board Member

Tiffany Rockhold

Board Member


Staff Members

Tim Copsey


Kristen Schilt

Office Manager


Paulding Economic Development Council (PEDCO) was established in December 1984 as a resource to develop new opportunities in Paulding County. PEDCO was formally an arm of the Paulding Village Community Improvement Corporation and the Antwerp Community Improvement Corporation. The Council hired its first director on February 1, 1985. The council filed for and was granted 501 C 3 status on June 18, 2003, as Paulding County Economic Development, Inc. commonly referred to as PCED. Today the mission of PCED is to assist business, industry and local government in developing job opportunities in Paulding County. PCED also works on an ongoing basis to provide programs for new business development, financial incentives, business marketing assistance, and networking opportunities.