Kick Start Wayne County

KickStart Wayne County is an initiative of the Wayne County Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) to provide new opportunities and financial resources for Wayne County residents to start new businesses in the County.

The WEDC will hold its second annual Wayne County Startup Pitch Competition in the fall of 2020. The competition is open to all Wayne County residents who have a new business idea or are in the concept stage.

WEDC will be collaborating with our small business development partners to provide opportunities for participation in information sessions, workshops, and mentorship opportunities to assist with the development of a business plan and executive summary.

Registration, application information, and guidelines will be available later this year, with our event planned for fall 2020.

For more information, Please Contact Tanya Hasseler at 315-946-5975 or by email at