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FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Northeast Indiana Regional Food Network, led by Wells County Economic Development, released the Northeast Indiana Food Network’s Phase 1 Report recently completed by Manheim Solutions, Inc., of Elgin, Ill. Wells County Economic Development contracted with Manheim Solutions toRead more
New ownership plans no operational changes A Brazilian company has purchased Bluffton Motor Works LLC. WEG S.A., a company based in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil, announced the acquisition of the Bluffton based company Monday. The company says no major changes will be forthcoming in BlMW’s operation. “Read more
Wells County is considered one of Indiana’s best counties as far as getting its most “bang for the buck” on property taxes, according to a study on the matter conducted by a New York -based website. SmartAsset.com placed Wells County at No. 4 on its second annual study on property taxes, accordingRead more
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s announcement today that Northeast Indiana will receive $1.345 million in Skill UP Indiana! funding is a significant boost for a region that has been proactive in aligning education and training with the needs of employers, according to workforce and economic developmentRead more
Wells County’s preliminary unemployment rates for the past seven Decembers tell the story of a countdown. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development said Wednesday that Wells County’s jobless rate for December 2015 was 3.8 percent, again one of the state’s lowest. In fact, only 11 HoosierRead more
Chad Kline has an idea about tax abatements. Maybe, just maybe, Wells County should be a little more selective. Kline came to the Bluffton Common Council meeting on Tuesday night to introduce himself to the council members. And as a by-the-way idea, he passed out a proposal for a grading scale forRead more
He’s three weeks into his new job and Wells County Economic Development Director Chad Kline has hit the ground running. “It’s been walk in the door and go,” he said, sitting in his office earlier this week. “It hasn’t been walk in the door and there’s a yellow light for a little while. It’s beenRead more
INDIANAPOLIS – The group tasked with recommending which areas of the state get to split $84 million agreed Thursday that three applications stand out – and one is the 11-county northeast Indiana effort. The question now is whether the Regional Cities Strategic Review Committee will further narrowRead more
Japanese Wagyu cattle roam the grounds at the Joseph Decuis farm, about 30 miles northwest of Bluffton, near Columbia City. Meat from the animals — prized for its healthy qualities and rich taste — goes from “farm to fork” in entrees prepared by chefs at an upscale Roanoke restaurant operated byRead more
Wells County Economic Development Director Tim Ehlerding will be leaving that post at the end of the month. His resignation was announced Monday afternoon jointly by the Wells County Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Council boards. He has accepted the position of corporate accountsRead more