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(INDIANAPOLIS) - In less than one year, Indiana's Next Level Jobs initiative has obligated $5.2 million in funds to 247 employers for training almost 2,300 Hoosiers around the state in six high-demand industry sectors. Continue reading.. .Read more
It’s the largest single gift ever given by the Wells County Foundation. So large, it’s actually six times larger than the previous largest gift the organization has ever given. On Tuesday, the Wells County Foundation presented $300,000 to Bluffton NOW! (New, Old, Wonderful). “We’re thrilled to haveRead more
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Jurisdictions participating in Northeast Indiana's Permitting Excellence Coalition (PEC) were honored at a permitting recognition reception Wednesday, April 18, hosted by the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and the HPG Network . Streamlined business permitting is a topRead more
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership welcomed elected city and county officials and economic development professionals to a historic regional event—the signing of the Code of Ethics . Business and government leaders from the region’s 11 counties gathered in the newlyRead more
Two additional public meetings — one in southern Wells County and the other in northern Wells County — have been scheduled next month to discuss Wells County’s recent housing and growth study. A meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, at Southern Wells High School at theRead more
It's a huge hurdle to economic development in America, a lack of skilled machinists to fill millions of unfilled hi-tech manufacturing jobs. A class at South Adams High School in Berne, Indiana is fighting to close America's skilled machinists gap. Read the story from Eric Olson, WPTA21.COM here .Read more
Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03), shined a light on 20/20 Custom Molded Plastics and their use of the new federal tax reform during a visit to the factory in Bluffton Thursday. Banks took a tour of the facility before his Town Hall meeting at the Arts, Commerce and Visitors Centre and met with 20/20Read more
The Bluffton Common Council approved compliance forms for six tax abatements Tuesday night. One of the abatements was an original statement of benefits from Pretzels Inc. for a new oven being placed at the company’s facility at 123 Harvest Road. Craig Anderson, the company’s chief financial officerRead more
Alexin LLC of Bluffton has been sold to a Canadian company, Matalco Inc., which is part of the Giampaolo Group of companies. The transaction was announced Friday morning, and is subject to “customary closing conditions,” according to a press release. Todd Johnson, Alexin’s vice president ofRead more
About three dozen people came out Wednesday night to Bluffton High School to offer input and brainstorm ideas about the future of Wells County. The talk was put on by Economic Development Director Chad Kline and Area Plan Commission Director and Bluffton NOW! (New, Old, Wonderful) President MichaelRead more