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Almco Steel is expanding its operation and received tax abatement incentives from the Bluffton Common Council Tuesday night. Almco, 59 N. Oak St. Extended, is putting $3.3 million into its facility and plans to employ four additional people. That’s what Bruce Novak, the company’s controller, toldRead more
Our world is interconnected and constantly changing. From the cars we manufacture to the food we produce, innovation continues to define and shape how we operate as a society and impacts every industry – agriculture especially. For centuries, Hoosiers have undertaken the vital responsibility ofRead more
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released 2016 per capita personal income (PCPI) numbers, and Northeast Indiana grew at the same pace as the national average at 1.6 percent. Personal income circulating in Northeast Indiana’s economy increased by $613 million compared to 2015Read more
It all starts with leadership, Mike Higbee said. “It’s important. It’s critical,” Higbee told a crowd comprised primarily of Wells County elected officials, businessmen and women and various other professionals Wednesday night. “This is the heavy lifting.” He said every day, someone in a positionRead more
The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and Northeast Indiana Economic Development organizations are looking for your help! If you are a person who works and/or lives in Northeast Indiana’s rural areas this is for you. Many transformative initiatives have been put into place to fulfill the goalRead more
A recently completed housing study for Wells County has some pretty blunt language, as researchers reviewed what the area needs and where it’s going population-wise. The study was commissioned by Wells County Economic Development. It was done by Development Concepts Inc., an Indianapolis-basedRead more
Friday was National Manufacturing Day, and the event was marked in Wells County by giving high school students a look at what’s done here, where it’s done, how it’s done, and selling them on the idea that they can do it here, too. Students from Norwell High School went to Roembke Manufacturing andRead more
The Ossian Health and Rehabilitation Center’s expansion plans received the approval of the Wells County Area Plan Commission Thursday night. Josh Barkley, who represented the business’s owners before the APC, said the expansion would add 39,000 square feet to the facility on Ossian’s north side.Read more
Belief in and love for Ossian by one longtime business owner was returned in kind Saturday, as Ossian Smoked Meats was named the Ossian Revitalization Business of the Year. Business president Peter Sorg accepted the award plaque to a healthy round of applause from a crowd at the main stage prior toRead more
The Wells County Chamber of Commerce staff and Ambassadors surprised Alexin, located at 1390 S. Adams St. in Bluffton, Sept. 7 as the September Member of the Month. Alexin owners, Tom Horter and Todd Johnson, opened the company in Wells County in 2008. Pictured in the photo are Alexin employees,Read more