Grant County Welcomes Indiana’s First Secretary for Career Connections and Talent

12/19/2017 NEW CASTLE, IN— The Grant County Economic Growth Council, along with its nine local economic development counterparts from the East Central Indiana Regional Partnership, gathered to welcome Blair Milo, the state of Indiana’s first Secretary for Career Connections and Talent. Over the next ten years, Indiana will have an estimated one million job openings that […]

An old building gets a new life! The Place is anticipated to open in 2018.

July 11, 2017, Marion IN  – The Turner family and T3 Investments have reached an agreement to donate property it owns in downtown Marion at 714 South Adams Street to a Grant County based not-for-profit, The Ephesus Initiative. In addition, $30,000 will be donated from the Paul E. Turner Foundation to the not-for-profit for needed repairs and upgrades to the building. […]

AVG Opens First U.S. Location in Gas City

5/17/17 Gas City, IN—AVG North America Inc. has selected Gas City for its new manufacturing hub.  AVG North America is a subsidiary of AVG (OEAM) Inc., a fast growing Canadian company in the supply chain management of Tier 1 and Tier 2 automotive accessories to leading car OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers).  In business for over […]

Marion Ranked 11th Best City in the U.S. for First-time Homebuyers

(MARION, IN) May 8th, 2017 – First-time Homebuyers across the nation should be looking at Marion, Indiana according to a report from LendEDU. Marion was ranked the “11th Best City in the U.S. for First-time Homebuyers” in a report released on May 3rd, 2017. The report highlighted Marion and the other top-rated cities and towns […]

2017 Business Climate Survey Results

The 2017 Business Climate Survey results are in! As part of the Growth Council’s mission to facilitate investment and reinvestment for job retention and creation, the Growth Council puts out a Business Climate Survey every few years. This survey is meant to gauge the current trends and perceptions among the business community. After distributing the […]

High School Manufacturing Job Fair

Careers in manufacturing offer a wide variety of opportunity for young adults, and Grant County has many top tier employers for students to choose from! Thanks to a collaboration through the Manufacturing Council, the Growth Council hosted a high school job fair for seniors, introducing them to the career possibilities available to them right here in […]

Local Elected Officials Gather to Talk Finances

The Grant County Economic Growth Council’s first Local Elected Officials (LEO) Dinner for 2017 focused on one of the most challenging topics for local governments: finances. 56 local elected officials representing 15 units of government attended the dinner on Wednesday March 29, which was hosted at Hontz Hall in Gas City. The night featured four […]

Growth Council Honors Over 60 Businesses for Investments in 2016

The Grant County Economic Growth Council hosted the 18th annual Investor Appreciation Luncheon on March 1st to recognize 61 Grant County businesses. This event honors business investments made the previous calendar year of $25,000 or more. The Appreciation Luncheon highlighted a total of $131,876,855 invested in 2016, bringing the total number of dollars invested over […]

General Cable Announces $18 Million Expansion

General Cable Corporation (NYSE: BGC), one of the largest wire and cable manufacturing companies in the world, announced plans today to expand its operations in Grant County, investing more than $18 million and creating up to 30 new jobs. “Here in Indiana, we have created one of the best business climates in the country, and […]