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 →
A design team from a local company has been honored for their innovation in high efficiency oil-fired furnaces.
According to a release from the Starke County Economic Development Foundation, engineers from Thermo Products were recently inducted into the Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana. Continue reading →
In an effort to further business recruitment efforts and opportunities for capital investment in Northwest Indiana, the Northwest Indiana Forum Board of Directors voted to explicitly acknowledge that the organization’s service territory extends beyond Lake, Porter, LaPorte and Starke Counties to include Newton, Jasper and Pulaski Counties.