Nathan Origer, executive director of the Pulaski County Community Development Commission, gave the county commissioners an update on his efforts to bring new business to Pulaski County.
Origer explained that he is currently speaking with an Illinois business that may be interested in moving to the area, but he said they are trying to find a suitable property. He said he is trying to get the county to become more aggressive and proactive with enticing businesses to move to the county, and it seems their efforts are paying off. The Francesville area, Origer explained, has at least two cabinet makers that have set up shop, and T&S Recycling is working on getting their own building up to shape.
Further, Origer said he may be approaching the commissioners at a later date with information on selling land in the industrial park, but he needs to look into the possibility of rezoning the area for the business. He said Plymouth Tube has expressed interest in moving to the area as well, but the two individuals at Plymouth Tube responsible for making that decision have left and the business is currently working on replacing them. Until that happens, Origer said, the county will have to wait.
Two entrepreneurial events are planned for this year, and Origer said they will be bringing back the two speakers they had earlier this year with hopes to draw up a bigger crowd. He said one event should take place in Francesville in November, but he’s not yet sure on the specific date. The second event will take place in Winamac.