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The State Praises Grant County’s Grants for Grad program

When Secretary Blair Milo, the State’s Secretary of Career Connections and Talent, visited Grant County last week for the Citizen’s Advisory Council, she praised Grant County’s talent attraction efforts—especially, the Grant for Grads program. Intrigued by the program, Secretary Milo requested further data and information on the program following her visit. Her follow-up email praised […]

Grant County Receives National Media Attention for Housing Assistance Program Grant for Grads

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 (Marion, IN) – Thanks to Marion-Grant County Chamber of Commerce highlighting local talent attraction initiatives during a conversation with reporter David Harrison, the Wall Street Journal published the article “How Bad is the Labor Shortage? Cities Will Pay You to Move There,” and thus, catapulted Grant for Grads—a program that provides financial housing […]

Tim Eckerle Named to Executive Committee of Indiana Statewide CDC Small Business Lender

Indiana Statewide Certified April 27th, 2008 (Indianapolis)– Marion’s Tim Eckerle has been asked to join the executive committee of the Indiana Statewide Certified Development Corporation (ISCDC).  Since 1984, Eckerle has been the Executive Director of the Grant County Economic Growth Council. He becomes one of seven members of the ISCDC Executive Committee. Indiana Statewide CDC works […]

Ivy Tech and Economic Growth Council to Host 2nd Annual Grant County Manufacturing Job Fair

Thursday, April 19, 2018 (Marion, IN) – At 8:00am tomorrow morning, Ivy Tech Community College and the Grant County Economic Growth Council, in collaboration with Project Leadership, will be hosting the 2nd Annual Grant County Manufacturing Job Fair. Students will have the opportunity to tour Ivy Tech; gain trade information; participate in hands-on demonstrations; and meet […]

Mayor Alumbaugh Honors Country Café and Bakery’s Request for River Bank Clean-Up

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 (Marion, IN) – Country Café and Bakery, a local restaurant alongside the Mississinewa River in downtown Marion, celebrates a rejuvenated river bank behind their restaurant. Country Café and Bakery was the first recipient of The Grant County Economic Growth Council’s CHARM Grant on March 7th 2018, a newly launched $1000 matching […]

The Growth Council and STAR Bank host the 18th Annual Investor’s Appreciation Luncheon  

Thursday, March 8, 2018 (Marion, IN) – At 11:30am, Grant County community members gathered to celebrate seventy-six businesses that invested in Grant County over the 2017 year. For seventeen years, the Growth Council and STAR Bank have collaborated to celebrate investment in Grant County. This year, they celebrated 76 investors; 300+ new manufacturing jobs created […]

First Cycle of The CHARM Grant is Awarded to Creech Farm’s Country Café and Bakery 

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 (Marion, IN) – At 8:00am this morning, the Grant County Economic Growth Council awarded the first cycle of The CHARM Grant to Creech Farm’s Country Café and Bakery. The grant was awarded during BYOC², a low-key, inclusive Grant County networking event that occurs at Abbey Coffee Co. the first Wednesday of […]

IWU and the City of Marion Converge for an Upcoming Event “Why Marion?”

         Tuesday, February 27 2018 (MARION, IN) – The Growth Council and IWU’s Student Government Association are collaborating to host “Why Marion?” a conversation between IWU and the City of Marion. “Why Marion?” will feature 30 people from the IWU and Marion Community. Marion Mayor Jess Alumbaugh will open the event and […]

Grant County Receives Sanborn Workforce Ready Grant

11/22/2017 Marion, IN— As Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb rolls out Indiana’s Next Level Jobs initiative, Grant County take steps forward into developing its own upcoming workforce. Holcomb’s initiative features two new grant programs: the Workforce Ready Grant, dedicated to helping adults “skill-up” to fulfill jobs in high demand industries, and the Employer Training Grant, developed […]