What WEDG Does

The Washington Economic Development Group is a local, public-private partnership, 501c(6) non-profit organization that was formed in 1986. It grew out of a private, community based for-profit development corporation, Washington Industries, Inc. that was formed in the 1950s.

Today, WEDG provides the communities in and around Washington County, Iowa with,

  • Entrepreneurial Assistance
  • Site Selection Assistance
  • Resource and Referral
  • Networking and Business-to-Business
  • Community Development initiatives
  • Business Advocacy
  • Housing development and redevelopment
  • Downtown Revitalization
  • Policy Guidance for Local and State Government
  • Grant Writing Assistance