"The Wylie Economic Development Corporation strives to increase local employment opportunities while diversifying and strengthening the local tax base through the financial support of business relocation and expansion."
Since the early 1990s the Wylie Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) has worked diligently to increase local area employment opportunities, while also diversifying and strengthening the local tax base. Throughout this process we have narrowed our focus to better satisfy our primary objectives.
Working with a variety of users, we continue to market available land, buildings, and redevelopment opportunities to local, regional and national developers, brokers and facility managers across multiple industry sectors. All local commercial properties are being promoted for the development of light industrial, retail, restaurant, and office uses consistent with existing zoning.
Existing businesses are a priority to the WEDC. While a primary charge of the WEDC is to induce new investment from outside the community, we must never lose focus on retaining our existing business partners. Wylie Means Business is the name of our Business Retention and Expansion Program and we will continue to support local industry.
Workforce training programs, talent cultivation and continuous improvement are just a few topics that we are focused on locally. It is vital to our organization that we address the future workforce shortages and the overall skills gap in order to continue to grow our employment base. We work with the Wylie Independent School District, Collin College, North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) to ensure we stay in tune with workforce trends.
Over the years, the WEDC has worked with the City of Wylie to become a catalyst for revitalization along our major thoroughfares. Some of our current efforts can be seen along FM 544 and Hwy 78. We will continue to work with the City of Wylie and the local citizens to improve the appearance of our wonderful community.
Over the years, a lot has changed here in Wylie, but a few things remain the same … we love Wylie and we are here to help! We are your partner from day one and we strive to continuously improve our programs to ensure that our local companies are successful and our residents have a wonderful place to call home.