HANCOCK COUNTY — For the past three decades, the Hancock Economic Development Council has served as one of the first stops for businesses interested in putting down roots in the county.
Though the organization often works behind the scenes — coordinating with local government officials and business leaders to find solutions that satisfy both parties’ needs — the council has netted countless deals that have led to the creation of thousands of jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars in development for Hancock County.
GREENFIELD, IN – Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE: SWK) announced plans today to expand its operations here, creating up to 136 new jobs by 2018.
The New Britain, Connecticut-based company will invest $7.69 million to renovate and equip its 220,000 square-foot facility in Greenfield. With its growth, the company plans to begin producing DEWALT corded power tools in Indiana, including reciprocating saws, screw guns, hammer drills, one-half inch drills and small angle grinders. When fully operational, Stanley Black & Decker plans to produce 1.2 million power tools annually at its Greenfield facility.
Plainfield, IN – A $15,000 Duke Energy Foundation grant will fund tools for the Hancock County Economic Development Council to market the county to new businesses.
The grant will help launch a new website to attract businesses to Hancock County and help existing ones grow. Funds will support new website content, mapping, analytics and integration with mobile devices and social media.
Shirley, IN — Tech Castings LLC – a private IN-based foundry specializing in investment casting of vacuum-melt superalloy turbine engine components serving a worldwide commercial and military aerospace customer base – was recently awarded grants and tax credits by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC).
GREENFIELD, Ind. – April 9, 2015 – Hancock Economic Development Council (HEDC), a local economic development organization, is partnering with Purdue University on a program called “Economic Gardening” designed to provide “second stage” firms in the community with specialized expertise to help accelerate business growth.
GREENFIELD, IN (Feb. 11, 2015) – John Morrell Food Group, the oldest continuously-operating meat manufacturer in the country, announced plans today to locate a distribution center here, creating up to 260 new jobs by the end of 2016.
January 29, 2015 – MONT COMFORT, IN – Site preparation is underway in Mount Comfort for a 420,000-square-foot cooler-freezer distribution facility that officials said will bring about 200 jobs to the county when it’s completed.
MEDIA ADVISORY – Nov. 18, 2014 Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann will join executives from Tsuda Industries Co., Ltd., a Japanese automotive parts supplier, on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in Greenfield for a ribbon cutting ceremony for the company’s first North American facility.