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Whitley EDC launches second business planning course

COLUMBIA CITY (July 26, 2010) - The Whitley County EDC announced today that following on the success of its 2010 FastTrac New Ventures course, business incubation program managers Sharon Sallot and Scot Goskowicz will lead another eleven-week New Ventures program beginning in September 2010. Fast...Read More

Three local businesses plan dozens of new jobs in county

By Chris Meyers Three local businesses in very different lines of work received abatements for new equipment and also plan job growth in coming years. On the heels of a multi-million dollar expansion at Micropulse Inc. will come the creation of 33 jobs during the next three years, according to c...Read More

OrthoVation Center announced in Whitley County

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (June 15, 2010) – Executives of Whitley County-based Micropulse, Inc. announced today the formation of the OrthoVation Center™. “This facility will provide office space and support services for startup companies in the medical device industry,” said Micropulse Presiden...Read More

Whitley County Companies Plan Expansion Projects

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (June 8, 2010) – Whitley County firms PDQ Workholding and Steve Reiff Inc., announced today that they will expand their operations, creating more than 90 combined jobs by 2013. PDQ Workholding LLC, a startup manufacturer of hydraulic fixtures and workholding solutions for th...Read More

Whitley County industries investing in their workforces

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (May 17, 2010) – The Whitley County EDC is partnering with WorkOne Northeast to encourage Whitley County employers to access Talent Initiative to enhance workforce skills. “Whitley County companies are well-positioned to utilize Talent Initiative training grant dollars, wh...Read More

Whitley EDC completes rebranding process

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (May 3, 2010) – The Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) has concluded a year-long rebranding process and formally launched its new EDC website. “The Whitley County EDC is now in its 19th year working to support our industry clients’ growth and success,...Read More

Columbia City receives EPA brownfield assessment funds

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (April 23, 2010) – The City of Columbia City was informed this week that it has been selected to receive $400,000 in community-wide brownfield assessment grant funding from the US Environmental Protection Agency. The $200,000 hazardous substances and $200,000 petroleum gran...Read More

C&A Tool reinvesting in new equipment

CHURUBUSCO, Ind. (April 21, 2010) – Locally based C&A Tool Engineering announced today that it is expanding production capabilities at its Churubusco area headquarters and production machining facility. “C&A Tool is constantly seeking out opportunities to better serve our customers,...Read More

Lt. Governor Skillman Awards Whitley County a $195,000 Community Economic Development Program Grant

INDIANAPOLIS (March 16, 2010) - Lt. Governor Becky Skillman has awarded Whitley County a $195,000 Community Economic Development Program grant for purchase of capital equipment to expand the operations of Greatbatch Medical. These funds, from the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) pro...Read More

GM supplier adding shift, 114 jobs

By Marty Schladen To keep up with General Motors Co.’s Allen County assembly plant, a major supplier is adding a third shift and 114 workers, its plant manager said Tuesday. Advanced Assembly LLC of Columbia City started hiring workers this week and will have the entire third shift hired and...Read More

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