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.
2022 PCED Board of Directors
Front Row L to R: Mike Kauser, Don Oberlin, Greg White, Sarah Noggle Back Row L to R: Larry Manz, George Carter, Jeff Mumma, Brett Wagner, Karl (Bud) Koenig, Jim States. Not Pictured: Ryan Whitaker
Business & Industry
Oakwood Development Co.
Paulding Co. Township Association
Karl (Bud) Koenig
Paulding Co. Planning Commission
Paulding Co. Mayor Group
At Large Member
At Large Member
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.