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A partnership through the city of Bluffton and Bluffton-Harrison schools is making it easier for students to get certifications for their eventual careers. The partnership started when Economic Development Director Chad Kline and Bluffton-Harrison Superintendent Brad Yates presented the idea to useRead more
BLUFFTON – Work has begun on the new Premiere Flats apartment development on the north side of Bluffton. RTT Investments broke ground Thursday on a 10-building market rate apartment complex on the 16-acre site in the 2200 block of north Main Street in Bluffton. The $40 million upscale developmentRead more
Members of the Ossian Town Council Monday night approved of a 9-year tax abatement on $5 million of equipment for Roembke Manufacturing and Design in the Ossian Industrial Park. The equipment will include various CNC machines; laser cutting, grinding, optical measuring and mold press equipment; andRead more
Northeast Indiana’s Population Grows by Nearly 5,500 from 2018-2019 FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Northeast Indiana is quickly becoming a magnet for talent according to population statistics released by the U.S. Census Bureau. The population in Northeast Indiana’s 11 counties increased by exactly 5,461 peopleRead more
BLUFFTON, Ind. – Inteva Products, a global automotive supplier of engineered components and systems, announced plans today to expand its operations in Indiana, creating up to 419 new jobs by the end of 2023. “Inteva Products’ decision to fuel its growth in Indiana is a testament to the state’s pro-Read more
Area Plan Commission recommends a Do-Pass to County Commissioners The rezoning of 8.73 acres for market-rate apartments north of Walmart has the blessing of the Wells County Area Plan Commission. The nine APC members present at Thursday night’s meeting recommended the rezoning from B-3 (business)Read more
A plan to turn the former Wells County Hospital at the intersection of South Main and Spring streets into a mixed-use residential/commercial development was brought to the Wells County Area Plan Commission Thursday night, and the APC members liked what they heard. Chad Kline, Wells County’sRead more
Wells County Economic Development Director Chad Kline’s report from activities in 2019 has been upbeat and positive. Kline was before the Ossian Town Council last week presenting his report since the council is one of the funders of economic development. In 2019, Kline explained, there was $99.4Read more
All Wells County public schools are part of the 48 percent of Indiana schools that are considered to “meet expectations,” according to the 2019 federal ratings released by the Indiana Department of Education Friday. Only 4.8 percent of state schools were rated as exceeding expectations. Among stateRead more
INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 6, 2020) – Today, Governor Eric J. Holcomb announced the end of a third consecutive, record-breaking year for economic development in Indiana, with the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) securing 296 commitments from companies to locate or grow in the state. TogetherRead more