The primary mission of the Van Wert City Economic Development Office is to facilitate the creation and retention of quality jobs throughout the Van Wert area.  The office utilizes business development resources and strategies to attract new businesses and assist existing businesses in meeting their growth potential.

Through the development of strategic public/private partnerships, we work to leverage existing resources and provide hands-on assistance to business startups, expansions or relocations. Our Action Plan, developed with input from the public and business community, focuses primarily on value added initiatives that assist in reducing the cost and increasing the productivity of Van Wert businesses.

Currently, this office is funded cooperatively by The Ohio State University Extension and the City of Van Wert. This important collaboration between OSU Extension and the community provides a unique alliance and opportunity to tap into research based resources and best practices for immediate implementation at the County level.