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A 2026 federal grant will fund the reconstruction of 200S from Adams Street to about a quarter mile east of Clark Avenue, including the creation of a bridge that will take the county road over its railroad crossing. Wells County was awarded more than $5 million for two projects, with the total workRead more
Despite the challenges that 2020 brought with it, local businesses almost matched the millions they invested in the community the year before, according to the Wells County Economic Development annual report. Chad Kline, economic development director, presented the 2020 report to three governmentRead more
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Local Economic Development Organization (LEDO) Council and the Northeast Indiana Chamber Coalition are asking employers to help inform the region’s economic development efforts by participating in a comprehensive survey of benefits. The online survey, which is open untilRead more
One of only three counties in Northeast Indiana to do so Wells County’s unemployment rate was 2.9 percent in December, according to preliminary figures released this week by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. Also, Wells County was one of three northeast Indiana counties — joiningRead more
With the help of community partners, Wells County Economic Development has unveiled its new logo and tagline: “Live Better. Live Wells.” The brand is “designed to attract individuals to live and work in Wells County,” Economic Development Director Chad Kline said in announcing Thursday’s 20-minuteRead more
Fifteen Startups Receive $660K from Nexus Pitch Competitions INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 8, 2020) — Fifteen Indiana-based startup companies have received a total of $660,000 in pre-seed and seed funding from Elevate Ventures to drive growth. The 15 were chosen from 72 finalists that competed in the fallRead more
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – According to data released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), per capita personal income (PCPI) for residents in Northeast Indiana’s 11 counties grew by $1,009 in 2019 compared to the previous year. BEA released initial 2019 numbers this week, and the PCPI forRead more
A Bluffton-based manufacturing company has been honored with a regional award. Edge Manufacturing was named the Northeast Indiana Corporate Citizen of the Year in the inaugural Northeast Indiana Manufacturing Awards presented by KPC Media Group. The program was held last week in Fort Wayne. WellsRead more
The Wells County Area Plan Commission gave its approval to a pair of proposals regarding TIF districts in Bluffton. The measures were approved last Tuesday night by the Bluffton Redevelopment Commission. The measures would create a new tax increment financing district known as the Lancaster TIFRead more
The Wells County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development has launched a website and logo to promote tourism and the quality of place in Wells County. The chamber has focused efforts to increasing awareness of tourism assets through numerous studies and activities throughout the community.Read more