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NEWS | Town of Larwill First in the County to Earn Broadband Certification

LARWILL, Ind. (Sept.10, 2019) –In an effort to connect private investment in broadband infrastructure, the Town of Larwill is the first in Whitley County to become certified by the State of Indiana as a Broadband Ready Community.

The Town of Larwill in conjunction with the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) completed all steps required to apply for the Broadband Ready Community certification. The application was made to the Indiana Economic Development Corporation and its Broadband Ready Communities Development Center.

The Town of Larwill was notified this month that it is the first town or city in Whitley County to be certified.

“Having this certification sends a signal to the telecommunication industry that Larwill has taken the steps to reduce barriers for broadband infrastructure investment,” said Kennedy St. George, Whitley County EDC director of marketing. “Broadband has become an important infrastructure necessary to improve the quality of life and economic opportunities for our residents and businesses in Larwill. It’s a great step forward.”

The Broadband Ready Community ordinance was passed at the Aug. 8, 2019, town council meeting.

“The goal is to have each our communities certified, we are currently in the process of certifying the unincorporated areas of the county,” St. George said. “It is exciting for our homes and businesses in Whitley County.”

For more information about the certification, call the EDC at 260.244. 5506.

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About Whitley County EDC
The Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is the lead economic development agency in Whitley County, Indiana. The EDC works closely with local, regional, and state partners to support our industry clients’ growth and success. Our mission is to lead a comprehensive economic development program that retains and expands employment opportunities for local residents and attracts business investment to Whitley County. The Whitley County EDC was established in 1992 and represents Whitley County, Columbia City, and the Towns of Churubusco, Larwill, and South Whitley. For more information about the EDC, visit: www.whitleyedc.com.

About IEDC
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) leads the state of Indiana’s economic development efforts, helping businesses launch, grow and locate in the state. Governed by a 15-member board chaired by Governor Eric J. Holcomb, the IEDC manages many initiatives, including performance-based tax credits, workforce training grants, innovation and entrepreneurship resources, public infrastructure assistance, and talent attraction and retention efforts. For more information about the IEDC, visit www.iedc.in.gov.

Media Contacts
Kennedy St. George (Whitley County EDC) 260-244-5506, kstgeorge@whitleyedc.com    

Whitley County Economic Development Corporation

220 W Van Buren Street | Suite 102 | Columbia City, IN 46725
edc@whitleyedc.com | 260-244-5506 | www.whitleyedc.com