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Westminster Economic Development Initiative to hold open house Wednesday

WEDI - a program that provides education and business training on the West Side – now has a home on the West Side. An open house will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday to mark the grand opening of the office, at 436 Grant St.

Community members can learn more about the program’s mission, and the event will include tours, speakers and food.

WEDI – the Westminster Economic Development Initiative – began in 2007 as economic and educational resource for West Side residents. It will also be featured in a story in Sunday’s Business section.

WEDI has helped start more than 30 businesses, provided 16 microloans to some of those entrepreneurs, and it operates the popular West Side Bazaar, an incubator for small, international businesses, on Grant Street.