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People have replaced businesses as the recruitment target for economic development. Unemployment in Wells County is at or below 4 percent — the level considered by many economists to be “functional full employment.” Chad Kline, Wells County’s economic development director, says the emphasis is nowRead more
Noble and Whitley counties and Adams and Wells counties formed training and outreach initiatives as a way to connect capable residents to the manufacturing world. Noble and Whitley counties’ economic development corporations are offering incumbent worker and entry-level position training programsRead more
Bluffton High School received a 4-Star School designation by the Indiana Department of Education for the 2014-15 school year. In order to achieve this designation, a school must be in the top 25th percentile of schools in two ISTEP-based categories. Additionally, a qualifying school must haveRead more
A Manchester University study will examine ways to invest in and increase tourism in Wells County. The study, announced Tuesday, will include undergraduate researchers who will collect data on a variety of topics over the next few weeks. Results of the project will be made public, local officialsRead more
Commerce in Wells County is not expected to be “business as usual” before the year’s end because it will likely be better than usual. Eight new businesses opened this year in Wells. A total of eight businesses opened in 2015 but community leaders believe more businesses are likely to open beforeRead more
Haldrup’s USA team in Ossian currently is comprised of seven individuals but the German-based ag specialist hopes to grow to 65 employees in the future. A shovel-ready site in Ossian was not where a German field research manufacturer expected to find a prime opportunity to grow its internationalRead more
Alexin LLC, an aluminum extrusion billet and rolling ingot cast house, announced this week the ISO/TS 16949 certification for their Bluffton casting plant. ISO/TS 16949 is an internationally recognized Quality Management System specification for the automotive industry. This certification validatesRead more
A move this week to consider expanding portions of trails in Fort Wayne is one step toward creating a larger, regional system of trails that would include Wells County. The Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority on Tuesday was asked to give the nonprofit Fort Wayne Trails Inc. $1.77Read more
More than two years in the making, the new directional and informational sign at the southeast corner of the Lancaster Avenue, Adams Street and Ind. 124 intersection on the city’s west side has been installed. The hope is that the sign will better assist truck drivers on where to go when they comeRead more
A Bluffton firm that makes training a priority has a leader who helps push others to new levels, according to John P. Dortch, president and CEO of The Preston Joan Group Inc. Dortch submitted the following to acknowledge the leadership he has seen at Alexin LLC , where millennials comprise a largeRead more