Whitley County EDC
The Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) works with regional and state partners to support and encourage our clients’ business development efforts. Whitley County continues to take a progressive approach to economic development, for instance creating and supporting one of the largest Tax Increment Finance (TIF) Districts in the State of Indiana.
Whitley County is located in Northeast Indiana, less than 20 miles from both Fort Wayne, the 2nd largest city in Indiana, and Warsaw, the orthopedics capital of the world. Whitley County companies enjoy access to over 50% of the nation's Customer, Industrial and Transportation Manufacturing bases within 600 miles.
Indiana has the lowest business costs and is considered the best state for business in the Midwest. Recently the state has eliminated the inventory tax and capped property taxes, and the state also has tax credits to encourage job creation, capital investment and R&D activities.
In Whitley County, our client companies find the right location, business climate, workforce, and incentives to grow and succeed.
Call or email today to find out how we can assist your business development needs!
- Developer pursuing redevelopment of former grocery building
Michigan-based Kerr Real Estate LLC today announced plans to redevelop the former Scott’s Food & Pharmacy building, located at 496 W Plaza Drive in Towne & Country Plaza, as a multi-tenant retail facility anchored by Dunham’s Sports, the Midwest’s largest sporting goods chain.Read More
- Whitley EDC completes strategic planning process
The Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) announced today the local economic development organization has concluded a yearlong strategic planning process led by the Community Research Institute (CRI) at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) and supported by the Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC).Read More
- EDC receives MAEDC Award
The Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) recently received “Best in the Midwest” recognition for the EDC Annual Outlook meeting from the Mid-America Economic Development Council (MAEDC).Read More
The award was announced at MAEDC’s recent 2012 Competitiveness Conference held in Chicago. Award entries were accepted in two markets per category – large market (annual marketing budget over $100,000) and small market (annual marketing budget under $100,000). Submissions were accepted for the categories of: Newsletters, Website, Special Events, Workforce Development, Annual Report, Business Retention & Expansion and Community Promotion and Marketing Program.
- Steel Dynamics, Inc.
Representatives of Steel Dynamics, Inc. (SDI) described in meetings with local officials today the company’s plans to add new rail production capabilities at the Structural Steel and Rail Division that will create approximately 40 new jobs by 2016.Read More