Celebrate manufacturing at Marion Public Library

Join the Marion Public Library for their Business Before Hours event on October 7th. Take this opportunity to connect with Grant County community members, experience the Marion Public Library Museum, and learn all about the manufacturers that call Grant County home.  A continental breakfast will be provided. The event will showcase local manufacturers and their products. […]

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 […]

2016 SOE Award Nomination

Past Winners 2007 – Mike & Sherri Bartrom of Computer Age Engineering and Steve & Phyllis Moorehead of Moorehead Communication 2008 – Dave & Sandra Loer of GP Design 2009 – Rob & Ed Wiley of Wiley Metal Fabrication 2010 – Jerry, Joe & Tom Collins of the Collins Group 2011 – Henry Olynger & Patti […]

Centric hosts 2016 Day of Innovation

Indiana will once again celebrate innovation this October at Centric’s Day of Innovation conference. This exciting one-day event brings together leaders and practitioners from all sectors and backgrounds. The convergence of minds from business, non-profits, academia and start-ups creates for an unprecedented mix of energy and creativity. Network with others who share an innovation mindset and expose […]

Top 50 Economic Developers – Podcast

Earlier this year, Tim Eckerle, Executive Director at the Growth Council was selected as one of the Top 50 Economic Developers in the country.  As a follow up to that recognition, Consultant Connect, the award host, recorded a podcast to talk about economic development. Click here to hear the podcast!

Norfolk Southern & Huhtamaki

Huhtamaki, Inc in Marion began working with Norfolk Southern in 2015 to add a rail spur to their 38th Street facility. The rail spur will help Huhtamaki service their customers more efficiently. On May 16th, state and city officials joined Huhtamaki, Norfolk Southern and the Growth Council to celebrate the completion of the project.  The […]

Launch Indiana

MARION, IN – The Refinery is pleased to announce that Marion, Indiana has been chosen to participate in the Launch Indiana Community Entrepreneurial Mapping Project.  This statewide program consists of a series of community interviews which are designed to identify people, programs, and organizations which can help innovation driven entrepreneurs advance their business ideas and […]

Anne Duncan named VP of Resource Committee

The Growth Council is happy to announce that Anne Duncan, of Owen Weilert Duncan Funeral Home, has stepped into the role of Vice President of our Resource Committee. The Resource Committee actively communicates with contributors, contacts potential contributors and recruits new board members. We are thrilled to have her on our Executive team. Welcome Anne!

Growth County Marketing Director visits Atlanta

Danielle Towne, Marketing and Communications Director, at the Growth Council travelled to Atlanta with Mindy Kenworthy and Jacob Everett to represent the East Central Indiana region. The three met with representatives from a variety of site selectors to highlight strengths of East Central Indiana as a place to do business. Danielle, Mindy and Jacob present […]

Growth Council staff judges business plan competition

Charity Bailey, the Growth Council’s Director of Business Development and Operations, just returned from judging Kentucky’s Idea State U business plan competition. The college level competition is in its ninth year and is open to all colleges and universities in the state of Kentucky. The competition is designed to spur innovation and entrepreneurship.The final round […]