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Welcome, Stir Crazy to downtown Columbia City!

By: Katie Dewitt, EDC Marketing Project Manager  If you've taken a stroll recently down West Van Buren Street in Columbia City, you've probably noticed the new businesses popping up and bringing more life to our downtown. Running Around Screen Printing and Embroidery located at the corner of ...Read More

Impact CNC expanding again at location in Gateway Industrial Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (August 3, 2016) – Locally based Impact CNC, LLC, a production machining company, announced plans today to expand its operations at the location in Gateway Industrial Park, adding 10 additional jobs. Last week, Impact CNC announced it was expanding ...Read More

Local machining company, Impact CNC to expand in Columbia City

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (July 26, 2016) – Locally based Impact CNC, LLC, a production machining company, announced plans today to expand its operations, and add nine new jobs this fall. Impact CNC is located at 1380 S. Williams Drive in Gateway Industrial Park, and also ha...Read More

Chapman’s Brewing Company to open brewery and taproom in Columbia City

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind.  (July 21, 2016) – The Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and the City of Columbia City recently announced that Chapman’s Brewing Company is expanding its operations and adding a brewery and taproom location in downtown Columbia City. Chapman’s will r...Read More

Kauffman Growth Venture Course Fall 2016

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LIVE BOLD: Late entrepreneur Lindsey Hively’s legacy lives on in every pop

Contributed by: Poptique Popcorn If there’s anything we’ve learned here at Poptique Popcorn, it’s that dreams do come true. In honor of Indiana Entrepreneurship Week, Poptique Popcorn would like to celebrate our own late founder and entrepreneur Lindsey Hively. What began as a young woma...Read More

Venture Accelerator program

The EDC is launching the fifth cohort of the EDC Venture Accelerator program this June. The Venture Accelerator program is a 10-week intensive program of one-on-one coaching and mentoring from EDC Small Business Coach Steve Franks. AgCompass Nick Chambers is exploring how to grow this existing...Read More

Edward Jones Financial Advisor Dan Mockler Wins Spirit of Partnership Award

Source: Edward Jones FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Don Mockler June 20, 2016 (260) 248-2677 Edward Jones Financial Advisor Don Mockler Wins Spirit of Partnership Award Don Mockler of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Columbia City, IN recently won the firm's exclusive Spirit of ...Read More

Whitley/Noble UP Training Scholarship Program

The Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) awarded a $250,000 grant to Whitley and Noble Counties to partner in providing scholarships for a workforce training program to residents of Noble and Whitley Counties. The scholarship covers the costs of training in the areas of: industrial mainte...Read More

Welcome EDC summer intern, Lucas Gramman!

My name is Lucas Gramman, and I am the summer intern for the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation. Lawrenceburg, Indiana is where I grew up, just 20 minutes west of Cincinnati, Ohio. Baseball was my main priority for choosing a school, but my mom trained me to say “I chose Manchester...Read More

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