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 […]

Local Elected Officials Promote Small Business Saturday

11/15/2017 Marion, IN— At 8:44am in Marion City Hall, Mayor Jess Alumbaugh declared November 25th Small Business Saturday. Present at this proclamation were: Marc Lobdell (Small business owner; President of Main Street Marion); Kayla Johnson (Director of Main Street Marion); Mikayla Marazzi (Director of Marketing and Communications for the Grant Co. Economic Growth Council); Jess […]

Stealth Trailers Opens Second Location in Marion

9/20/17 Marion, IN—Stealth Trailers, a manufacturer of open and enclosed cargo trailers, has selected Marion for its second location. The company plans to create up to 115 new jobs by 2020. “After careful consideration of several locations, we have found the city of Marion, Grant County and the state of Indiana as the best possible […]

Ozark Materials Announces New Marion Location

5/9/17 Marion, IN—Marion, Indiana welcomes a new manufacturing business. Ozark Materials, LLC is an Alabama based pavement marking material manufacturer that produces products for all types of roadway applications. The company currently occupies the former Bell Packaging plant at 3112 S Boots St., a 177,000 square foot building in south Marion. The site is undergoing […]

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 […]


The Growth Council will be accepting RSVPs for the Spirit of Entrepreneurship dinner through Monday, November 14th. Email or call 765.662.0650 to save your spot.

RSVP for Spirit of Entrepreneurship

You’re invited to the upcoming 10th annual Spirit of Entrepreneurship Dinner! Event details are below. Please note the cost of the event is $30 and RSVPs are due by November 10. To make your reservation, please call 765.662.0650 or email  The Growth Council would like to thank our sponsor, Salin Bank for making this event possible.

Growth Council Board Member Named Indiana Realtor of the Year!

The success stories of Grant County are many, and it’s the people behind these stories that inspire the community to continue their hard work. Judy Fitzgerald, a Marion realtor and board member of the Grant County Economic Growth Council, recently proved this to be true once again. Judy Fitzgerald of Maidenberg Real Estate Services was […]