WILLIAMS COUNTY LANDS 200 MILLION DOLLAR INVESTMENT-SALMON FISH FARM


Northwest Ohio is known for its agriculture; but there’s a new kind of farm coming to Williams County, in a 200 million-dollar investment. Megan Hausch is executive director at Williams County Economic Development and reports AquaBounty Technologies will locate a salmon fish farm in Pioneer. The investment will include over 50 acres, and construction of a 479,000 square foot building. Their goal is to hire 112 people to run the salmon fish operation over the next five years, shipping product all over the world. Site preparation will begin this September, with a goal of beginning production in 2023.Williams County Economic Development, also known as WEDCO, will be hosting a virtual town hall meeting with more details on the project. It’s scheduled for Thursday, August 5th at 6pm.You can register for the virtual town hall meeting by going to the site www.wedco.info or by calling the Williams County Economic Development office by August 4th.And you can even submit questions ahead of time.


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