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Business Slow Down Led to Business Startup for Battle Axe Custom Rods

A Tri-Lakes local found time in the chaos to gain his retail certificate and launch his website for custom fishing rods.   Joe Crance, owner of Battle Axe Custom Rods, is a Whitley County native who turned his hobby into an official business during the slow time brought on by COVID-19. ...Read More

Sew What Moves to Main Street

Something old, something new—it is all the same at Sew What LLC in Churubusco. Sew What is an upholstery and canvas shop in Churubusco that recently moved to the main street but it isn’t new to town.   Sew What was a business idea that single-mom and business owner Angela Enright star...Read More

Whitehead Construction Moves Family Business Home to Whitley County

A Whitley County family recently moved their family-owned business home. Whitehead Construction of Columbia City is in the process of moving into the old OmniSource Recycling building.   Brenda Whitehead-Myers took possession of the building in June 2019 and has been preparing the site to...Read More

Whitley County EDC Announces Myers Retirement

WHITLEY COUNTY, Ind. (January 24, 2020) – The Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) board of directors chairman, Brooks Langeloh, announced today that Jon Myers, EDC president, will retire later this spring. "Jon told us about six months ago he wanted to pursue other projects un...Read More

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

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