Economic Development

Wayne County Economic Development is a combined department with the Wayne County Planning Department. We work with local government to combine the essential elements of planning and regional growth through business development, workforce assistance, and community planning utilizing one multi-faceted team. 

Our Economic Development department delivers an array of business loans and state grant funding to qualified recipients. We also manage the county's Industrial Development Agency (IDA), Wayne Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), and the Civic Facilities Development Corporation (CFDC) all of which offer specialized and in-depth financial assistance to industrial, small business, or non-profit civic facility ventures.  In addition, our Department oversees a number of industrial parks that are prime locations for new business development.

Looking Forward

With a modern infrastructure in place and improving all the time, Wayne County is ideally positioned for industrial growth and comfortable living in the years ahead. We invite you to be part of it.

Wayne County has the Edge 

We are proud to partner with the Bullis Foundation at Rochester Area Community Foundation  and many local employers to showcase career opportunities in Wayne County. Click here at for a free online platform of career videos that showcase local Wayne County companies and employees.

Learn more and celebrate Manufacturing Day! October 1, 2021. Click on banner below.

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