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 […]

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 […]