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 Welcomes Indiana’s First Secretary for Career Connections and Talent

12/19/2017 NEW CASTLE, IN— The Grant County Economic Growth Council, along with its nine local economic development counterparts from the East Central Indiana Regional Partnership, gathered to welcome Blair Milo, the state of Indiana’s first Secretary for Career Connections and Talent. Over the next ten years, Indiana will have an estimated one million job openings that […]

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 […]