Wayne County, suffering from years of losses of Tier 1 and Tier 2 automotive industry suppliers, and a crisis in leadership from the previous leader, needed a new plan that would build consensus and drive economic change.

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Major Considerations / Project Essentials Include:Untitled design-2

  • Input from over 200 stakeholders (one-on-one interviews) and hundreds more via surveys
  • Economic development strategic plan
  • Confirmation of target industries
  • Review and evaluation of industrial sites and buildings

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EDCWC Results

Primex Plastics Corporation

  • Three-phase expansion including new equipment, installation of a new ERP system, and the creation
    of company-wide training program

Wolverine Worldwide

  • Location of expanded customer, consumer and shared services operations

In 2015, the Board unanimously approved a 33% increase in staffing so that the organization could deliver on the plan developed by Ady Advantage.

EDC of Wayne County Indiana Website