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2019: Businesses Plan 27,000+ New Hoosier Jobs with Record-High Average Wage

Whitley County had a successful 2019, and made state headlines with our economic growth. Indiana Economic Development Corporation released the press release detailing the state's success. ********************* IEDC details a year of record-setting capital investment, advances in high-growth in...Read More

2020 Census: Your Count Matters

The 2020 Census is approaching and the goal of the U.S. Census is to count everyone once, only once and in the right place. During the 2010 census, nearly 20% of the Whitley County residents were not counted.   As a constitutional mandate, a headcount is required every 10 years of everyon...Read More

WJHS 91.5 FM Wants to Partner With Your Business

The student-led radio station, WJHS 91.5 FM The Eagle wants to give the radio back to the community and could be an important link for your business brand. As Columbia City High School’s non-commercial, not-for-profit, a student-run station that exists to support the local community while educati...Read More

Whitley County Invites Veterans to Join Communities

Thousands of veterans call Whitley County communities home and we’re so thankful they do. They’re business owners, employees, employers, community leaders and more. Between 100,000-200,000 service members exit the military each year. Historic trends show that about 33 percent of these service...Read More

Meet EDC Intern, Sierra Lehman!

Guest blog post by: Sierra Lehman My name is Sierra Lehman and I am interning with Whitley County EDC this summer. I recently finished my sophomore year at Manchester University where I am pursuing a degree in accounting. While attending Manchester, I have been involved as a singer and member of ...Read More

Welcome EDC Intern, Wayne Smith!

My name is Wayne Smith, and I am the summer intern for the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation. I am a current resident of Whitley County, and a student from Manchester University, I also graduated from Columbia City High School in 2014. I chose to attend Manchester because of their hig...Read More

Welcome, Stir Crazy to downtown Columbia City!

By: Katie Dewitt, EDC Marketing Project Manager  If you've taken a stroll recently down West Van Buren Street in Columbia City, you've probably noticed the new businesses popping up and bringing more life to our downtown. Running Around Screen Printing and Embroidery located at the corner of ...Read More

LIVE BOLD: Late entrepreneur Lindsey Hively’s legacy lives on in every pop

Contributed by: Poptique Popcorn If there’s anything we’ve learned here at Poptique Popcorn, it’s that dreams do come true. In honor of Indiana Entrepreneurship Week, Poptique Popcorn would like to celebrate our own late founder and entrepreneur Lindsey Hively. What began as a young woma...Read More

Venture Accelerator program

The EDC is launching the fifth cohort of the EDC Venture Accelerator program this June. The Venture Accelerator program is a 10-week intensive program of one-on-one coaching and mentoring from EDC Small Business Coach Steve Franks. AgCompass Nick Chambers is exploring how to grow this existing...Read More

Welcome EDC summer intern, Lucas Gramman!

My name is Lucas Gramman, and I am the summer intern for the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation. Lawrenceburg, Indiana is where I grew up, just 20 minutes west of Cincinnati, Ohio. Baseball was my main priority for choosing a school, but my mom trained me to say “I chose Manchester...Read More

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