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 […]

Resource Guide for Grant County Business

The Grant County Economic Growth Council is proud to release the first edition of the Resource Guide for Grant County Businesses. This publication is part of the Growth Council’s Small Business Initiative. Back in the fall of 2016, the Growth Council launched the Small Business Initiative aiming to provide more awareness and interconnectivity of resources […]

Marion’s New Brand Created from IWU Partnership

  (MARION, IN) January 26th, 2017 – The City of Marion is unveiling a new brand and identity through a partnership with an academic group at Indiana Wesleyan University. In April of 2016, Marion Mayor Jess Alumbaugh reached out to IWU, while a group of professors had recently stimulated an academic initiative comprised of about […]

Spirit of Entrepreneurship Winners Announced!

Entrepreneurship is thriving in Grant County! On November 17th community leaders, business men and women, students, and families gathered at Meshingomesia Country Club to celebrate the 10th annual Spirit of Entrepreneurship dinner. The night focused on honoring the Young Entrepreneurs Program (YEP) and Spirit of Entrepreneurship (SOE) award winners. Other awards were presented throughout the […]


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.

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 […]