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NEWS | State Certifies Whitley County as Broadband Ready

WHITLEY COUNTY, Ind. (Sept.30, 2019) –Whitley County was certified by the State of Indiana as a Broadband Ready Community.

The unincorporated areas of Whitley County in conjunction with the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) completed the application process to certify as a Broadband Ready Community. Certification was granted from the Indiana Economic Development Corporation and its Broadband Ready Communities Development Center.

The Whitley County Commissioners adopted an ordinance at their September 3, meeting and were recently notified of the certification.

“This certification sends a signal to the telecommunication industry that Whitley County is ready for broadband infrastructure investment,” said Kennedy St. George, Whitley County EDC director of marketing. “Broadband is just as important for economic success in the rural county areas as it is in the city and towns. Economic opportunities and quality of life will continue to improve with broadband infrastructure.”

The unincorporated areas of Whitley County join the town of Larwill as a Broadband Ready Community.

“As commissioners, we know broadband is important to the residents of Whitley County,” said George Schrumpf, Whitley County Commissioner Chairman. “We are proud to do our part to help communicate with investors that Whitley County has reduced the barriers for broadband infrastructure investment.”

To learn more about the certification, call the EDC office 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