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City, EDC travel to Bryan, Ohio to check out local initiatives

The last week in July, Mayor Ryan Daniel, Community Development Director Jeff Walker and EDC Agribusiness Coordinator Kelley Sheiss traveled to Bryan, Ohio to meet with a delegation of community leaders and entrepreneurs to tour and discuss a food co-op, high tunnel greenhouse operation, and restaur...Read More

Craft beer: The benefits of ‘growing’ the industry in your backyard

It's no secret that microbreweries are on the rise, and becoming more crowd-pleasing in the Hoosier state. According to the Brewers Association, in 2014 Indiana was ranked number 14 for number of breweries in the nation with 80. Indiana now has more than 100 microbreweries, and 6,000+ full-time empl...Read More

We are Indiana Grown!

Indiana is home to more than 60,000 farms spanning more than 15 million acres. But Hoosiers aren't keeping what's grown "at home." Hoosiers spend $16 billion a year on food and $14.5 billion is sourced outside of Indiana. The Indiana Grown Initiative was developed by the Indiana State Department...Read More

Indiana Entrepreneurship Week – Anchored Threads

Nathan and his wife Amanda VanHorn of Churubusco, started Anchored Threads late Spring 2013. Anchored Threads is a unique and trendy handcrafted leather goods company. From their popular "Rugged Mug" to hand-stitched leather wallets, pad-folios and belts, Anchored Threads has something special for ...Read More

Indiana Entrepreneurship Week – Windy Hill Vanilla

Suz Ness, owner of Windy Hill Vanilla, sells handmade beauty and skin care products. Suz started her small business after she and her kids started creating their own recipes for things like pure vanilla for baking, and homemade lip balm. Now Windy Hill Vanilla sells products like facial moisturizer...Read More

Indiana Entrepreneurship Week – Fletcher Family Farm

Fletcher Family Farm was a part of the second cohort of the EDC Venture Accelerator program, which wrapped up in March of 2015. The Fletcher Family raises one-of-a-kind Scottish Highland Cattle. Owners, Hugh and Cindi Fletcher and their children Chris and Erica, take care of the farm. The farm was f...Read More

Indiana Entrepreneurship Week – Goldwood Gardens

Happy Indiana Entrepreneurship Week! Today we're highlighting past EDC Accelerator client, Canda Goldwood, and her small business, Goldwood Gardens. Goldwood Gardens is active at the Whitley County Farmer's Market, and sells fresh goods to nearby Warsaw restaurants, Cerulean and Noa Noa. Canda also ...Read More

Indiana Entrepreneurship Week – EtaVonni Engineering

In celebration of Indiana Entrepreneurship Week and the start of a new EDC Venture Accelerator cohort, we are highlighting some of the previous Accelerator program clients. Adam Frock is the owner of EtaVonni Engineering in Larwill, a growing medical device design firm. Adam has experience across a ...Read More

Welcome EDC intern, Jarod Schrock

Jarod Schrock recently joined the EDC team in May, and will serve as an intern over the next three months. Jarod grew up in Logansport, Indiana and attends Manchester University where he majors in educational studies and industrial organizational psychology. He plans to attend grad school and pursu...Read More

Farm Bureau Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge

Source: http://www.strongruralamerica.com/challenge/ The Farm Bureau® Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge is the first national business competition focused exclusively on rural entrepreneurs working on food and agriculture businesses. American Farm Bureau is committed to helping rural communities ...Read More

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