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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]