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(Wells County, IN) – Wells County Economic Development, in collaboration with the Veridus Group, is proud to announce the release of a Housing and Economic Needs Assessment. Funded in part by the Wells County Foundation, this report offers valuable insights into the current state and futureRead more
(Markle, IN) – Wayne Metals, LLC, announced a 38,000 square foot building expansion at a groundbreaking ceremony held Tuesday morning at their Markle facility. Founded initially to produce Special Equipment parts for International Harvester in Fort Wayne, Wayne Metals, LLC has come a long way.Read more
Ossian, Ind. – September 6, 2023 – Town of Ossian and Wells County officials gathered on Tuesday, September 5 to break ground at the second Speculative Building being constructed at 1820 Baker Drive in the Ossian Industrial Park. The building is being constructed by Bluffton-based James S. JacksonRead more
Wells County is receiving more than $1.1 million in federal money to move the Hoosier Highway west, allowing traffic traveling to and from the Bluffton-Decker Industrial Park to avoid three railroad crossings. Wells is one of five Indiana municipalities and 63 projects nationwide to receive a shareRead more
Bluffton, Indiana ( Tuesday, May 30, 2023/Don Wood Foundation ) –The Area 18 Cooperatives was awarded more than $950,000 in funding to support Phase 2 of Career and Technical Education laboratory upgrades for four area school corporations, thanks to the generosity of the Don Wood Foundation. ThisRead more
Students at Bluffton-Harrison Elementary School utilized an unusual teaching tool this week: Rhubarb. “What is rhubarb?” one student asked at the beginning of the Harvest of the Month program Wednesday in Gretchen Grau’s fourth grade class. “Is it sweet?” Thanks to a regional program, they wereRead more
Ossian, Ind. – February 14, 2022 – Logan Properties plans to construct a new 30,000 square feet Spec Building on a 5-acre parcel just west of Haldrup USA in Ossian, Indiana. The building will be designed to have expansion capabilities of up to 60,000 square feet. Ossian Town Council approved aRead more
It’s not every day that you accept a check for more than $1 million, but that was part of Bluffton-Harrison MSD Superintendent Brad Yates’ duties at a special press conference Tuesday afternoon in Berne. As the fiscal agent for the Area 18 Career and Technical Education Cooperative, Yates acceptedRead more
FORT WAYNE, Ind. –The Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority (RDA) submitted Northeast Indiana’s regional development plan (RDP) as the 11-county area vies for up to $50 million in funding through Indiana’s Regional Economic Acceleration and Development Initiative (READI) program. TheRead more
The region is ready to submit a list of 130 projects for possible READI funding. The Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority on Tuesday approved the final application for a portion of $500 million available through the Indiana Regional Economic Acceleration and Development Initiative, alsoRead more