Dear Editor,

Your Paulding County Economic Development (PCED) office has started to distribute the 2023 annual report and new 2024 investment membership information.

Paulding County saw yet another outstanding year of growth with reported capital investment of $95,559,296 in the county!!

With expansion projects at Paragon Tempered Glass, Kohart Salvage, Ebel’s Butcher Shop, and Dooley’s Funeral Home; new projects with Grover Hill Community Center, Caring & Sharing Food Pantry, Paulding North Dollar General, Family Dollar Tree, Payne Timber Road Solar, Taco Bell and Grover Hill Dollar General; rehabilitation projects with the Western Buckeye ESC office, Antwerp Pharmacy and Antwerp business offices, along with new businesses Nini’s Ice Cream, The Upper Nine, Spiece’s Barber Shop, Studio 211 and more, there is a lot in the county to be thankful for.

Your PCED office will continue to work hard and make sure townships, villages and businesses big and small, are aware of low interest loans, grants and any funding opportunities that may help them make best decisions, as they develop the infrastructure for new projects and the future of Paulding County.

We encourage everyone to take a moment to read through the information provided in our annual report and consider supporting your 501c3, not-for-profit business office.  Please know that you are investing into a service that can show a return on your investment, no matter which corner of the county you work, worship or reside.  Your investment allows us to continue with all the aforementioned opportunities.  The office will go as far as your investment takes us.

If you have questions about the PCED office, annual report, business opportunities, or any services we provide, please review our website or reach out to us at any time 419-399-8295.

We sincerely thank you for your support and wish you a #pauldingcountystrong 2024!

Tim Copsey, Director