Pulaski County officials had the opportunity to hear from the state’s top economic development representative.
Jim Schellinger, President of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, spoke to a modest crowd gathered at One Eyed Jack’s Restaurant and Lounge in Winamac on Tuesday about the efforts being made by his offices.
A major employer in Winamac may be taking the first steps that could lead to future investments.
Monday night’s Pulaski County Commissioners meeting brought a request from CDC Executive Director Nathan Origer following talks with BraunAbility and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. Under the proposal, County Road 60 between 14 and 25 South would be vacated by the county. Continue reading →
The Pulaski County Commissioners have approved a loan that they hope will create jobs near Francesville.
The company, which owns land where Clear Decision Filtration Operates north of Francesville, has requested a $110-thousand loan to construct a new building. That site would allow the company to expand their production and make it easier for trucks to back-up to their plant. Continue reading →
The state of the Pulaski County economy is a mixed bag according to CDC Executive Director Nathan Origer.
During Tuesday evening’s Pulaski County Economic Development Summit, Origer gave his State of the Pulaski County Economy Address. In it, he highlighted several of the positive steps the county has taken to build capacity for businesses, and to improve the quality of life within the county. Continue reading →
Pulaski County’s goal of developing a rail-served industrial park has taken another step forward.
In the last week or so, the owners of the preferred property for the site have given the go ahead to begin work on the project. Pulaski County is currently lacking rail infrastructure to attract and retain major manufacturing business. Continue reading →
A local economic development official says community disruptions can harm job creation.
Charlie Weaver, Executive Director of the Starke County Economic Development Foundation, says companies often target a community’s workforce quality, infrastructure, and access to major markets prior to locating. He also says a second set of criteria must be met that includes how a community works through its problems. Continue reading →
Part of the decision-making process for revolving loans in Pulaski County’s economic development could soon be handled by a separate entity.
The changes are still considered preliminary, but discussions are taking place at the Pulaski County Community Development Commission to move risk-analysis and loan recommendations to Valparaiso-based “Regional Development Company.” Continue reading →
Efforts that could potentially benefit Pulaski County’s economic development may have a difficult time gaining support in Indianapolis.
Representatives of the Pulaski County Economic Development Organization say there is language in the Indiana Code restricting use of County Adjusted Gross Income Tax, or CAGIT funds. Those restrictions specify that monies generated through the tax are to be used only for the maintenance and operations of the Pulaski County Justice Center. Continue reading →