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Industry Immersion event recap at Micropulse, Inc.

By: Guest Blogger, Jay Ocken, Whitko High School Teacher  I recently had the opportunity to tour Micropulse Inc. of Columbia City, Indiana with a group of educators from Whitley County via the Industry Immersion program provided by the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation. The tour...Read More

Welcome EDC intern, Brett Roberts!

Please welcome Columbia City High School senior, Brett Roberts who will serve as an intern this spring at the EDC. As a senior, Brett will graduate in the top 10 of his class with academic honors in June 2015. Because of his heavy course load of advanced placement and dual credit courses, he has th...Read More

Local companies 80/20 and Red Star continue to grow in Whitley County

The EDC team worked recently with two locally-based companies on tax abatement requests for new equipment purchases. It was interesting to see 80/20, Inc. and Red Star Contract Manufacturing, Inc. come before County Council on the same icy March morning. We appreciate the ongoing support of Whitley ...Read More

Ten reasons to be optimistic about agriculture

Recently, Dr. David Kohl, Professor Emeritus of Agricultural and Applied Economics at Virginia Tech, traveled to northeast Indiana to spend several days speaking with a diverse group of audiences. On February 18 the Haupert Institute of Agricultural Sciences at Huntington University hosted Kohl for ...Read More

R.D. Schrader leads agriculture discussion at Huntington University

EDC Agribusiness Coordinator, Kelley Sheiss took a trip to Huntington University this week for the university's foundation breakfast series. With the event focus being on the agriculture industry, the guest speaker for the event was Columbia City business owner, R.D. Schrader. R.D. is the presi...Read More

The eighth-grade entrepreneur

"Google it," was the response when 13-year-old Shubham Banerjee asked his parents the question: How do blind people read? The Journal Gazette recently shared an article about Shubham Banerjee, a California eighth-grader who launched a company to develop low-cost machines to print Braille. After ...Read More

What do employers want from new graduates?

Source: The National Association of Colleges and Employers According to The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) employers are looking for leaders, team players and communicators. According to the NACE Job Outlook 2014 survey, when employers were asked which attributes the...Read More

Food trends for 2015: Survey says…eat locally!

The 2015 Culinary Forecast brings good news to local farmers. The National Restaurant Association recently surveyed nearly 1,300 professional chefs to find the top 10 hottest food trends for 2015, and the forecast was favorable for local producers. According to the survey the number one food tre...Read More

Welcome, Whitley County Venture Accelerator participants!

The EDC is pleased to announce the second cohort of participants for the Whitley County Venture Accelerator program. The cohort includes ventures in the medical device sector, agribusiness, specialty foods, and women-owned ventures:           Art and Soul Boutique is owned by Amanda Kess...Read More

Will AgTech change the world?

By the year 2050 we will need to sustainably produce 70 percent more food for survival. And it's been predicted that 10 billion people will need fed by the year 2100. As the population continues to rise and demands increase, farmers are working to adapt to future needs. The industry that may just ch...Read More

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