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It sounds like a common-sense conclusion, and the numbers bear it out: Individuals with more education are much less likely to be unemployed or live in poverty. Chad Kline, Wells County’s economic development director, says that boosting educational attainment is a priority going forward. HisRead more
Seedbox Solution celebrated its relocation Monday to the county’s former “spec” building at Adams and Lancaster streets on the city’s west side. Wells County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Erin Prible said she is excited about the new business in Wells County and that the space is nowRead more
Northeast Indiana has a talent shortage . Regional employers are constantly searching for skilled workers to fill critical jobs so they can grow, or even just maintain, their operations. At the same time as we confront the challenges that come along with an unemployment rate hovering around 3Read more
20/20 Custom Molding Plastics will invest $35 million into a new “state-of-the art” manufacturing plant along with new and refurbished equipment in the coming year, it was announced Friday afternoon by the company’s partners, Ron Ernsberger and Dave Rupp. The new building will be erectedRead more
IQ Fiber LLC , an innovative manufacturer of consistent high quality and environmental friendly cellulose fiber products, is opening a new manufacturing facility at 1000 W. Wiley Avenue in Bluffton. IQ Fibers will create up to 36 new jobs by 2021. IQ Fibers will utilize approximately 40,000 squareRead more
Bluffton-based Edge Manufacturing plans to expand and move their operations to 800 Daugherty St. in Bluffton following the recent purchase of the former Fremont Canning facility. The company plans to invest more than $3.5 million for the purchase, real estate improvements and equipment in the 101,Read more
(INDIANAPOLIS) - In less than one year, Indiana's Next Level Jobs initiative has obligated $5.2 million in funds to 247 employers for training almost 2,300 Hoosiers around the state in six high-demand industry sectors. Continue reading.. .Read more
It’s the largest single gift ever given by the Wells County Foundation. So large, it’s actually six times larger than the previous largest gift the organization has ever given. On Tuesday, the Wells County Foundation presented $300,000 to Bluffton NOW! (New, Old, Wonderful). “We’re thrilled to haveRead more
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Jurisdictions participating in Northeast Indiana's Permitting Excellence Coalition (PEC) were honored at a permitting recognition reception Wednesday, April 18, hosted by the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and the HPG Network . Streamlined business permitting is a topRead more
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership welcomed elected city and county officials and economic development professionals to a historic regional event—the signing of the Code of Ethics . Business and government leaders from the region’s 11 counties gathered in the newlyRead more