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Ossian-based Berne Apparel plans to expand the size of their current operation to accommodate additional warehousing needs. Berne Apparel will invest nearly $2.2 million for a 60,000 square foot expansion to their current building in the Ossian Industrial Park in Ossian, Ind. The current buildingRead more
20/20 Custom Molded Plastics Inc., the company that bought the former Buckhorn facility and also hired several former Buckhorn employees, told the Bluffton Common Council Tuesday that it has plans to completely renew the plant at 785 Decker Drive. The company requested tax abatements on $15.2Read more
A new web platform being launched by Greater Fort Wayne Inc., the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and other financial supporters will be part informational and part promotional. The project is being developed in partnership with Detroit-based Issue Media group, which operates similar onlineRead more
Wells County Economic Development Director Chad Kline and Owner and President of 20/20 Custom Molded Plastics recently particpated in a podcast hosted by Development Counsellors International of Los Angeles, Ca. TOPIC: Episode 32: As One Door Closes…How Bluffton, Indiana Lost and Gained a MajorRead more
Almco Steel is expanding its operation and received tax abatement incentives from the Bluffton Common Council Tuesday night. Almco, 59 N. Oak St. Extended, is putting $3.3 million into its facility and plans to employ four additional people. That’s what Bruce Novak, the company’s controller, toldRead more
Our world is interconnected and constantly changing. From the cars we manufacture to the food we produce, innovation continues to define and shape how we operate as a society and impacts every industry – agriculture especially. For centuries, Hoosiers have undertaken the vital responsibility ofRead more
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released 2016 per capita personal income (PCPI) numbers, and Northeast Indiana grew at the same pace as the national average at 1.6 percent. Personal income circulating in Northeast Indiana’s economy increased by $613 million compared to 2015Read more
It all starts with leadership, Mike Higbee said. “It’s important. It’s critical,” Higbee told a crowd comprised primarily of Wells County elected officials, businessmen and women and various other professionals Wednesday night. “This is the heavy lifting.” He said every day, someone in a positionRead more
The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and Northeast Indiana Economic Development organizations are looking for your help! If you are a person who works and/or lives in Northeast Indiana’s rural areas this is for you. Many transformative initiatives have been put into place to fulfill the goalRead more
A recently completed housing study for Wells County has some pretty blunt language, as researchers reviewed what the area needs and where it’s going population-wise. The study was commissioned by Wells County Economic Development. It was done by Development Concepts Inc., an Indianapolis-basedRead more