As part of Hancock Economic Development Council’s celebration of Economic Development Week, we asked our board president, Steve Long, to share his thoughts on the importance of economic development. Steve is President/CEO of Hancock Regional Hospital.
Hancock County Commissioners, Recognized 2017 as the 91st anniversary of the International Economic Development Council and as “The Year of the Economic Developer.”
The President of the Commissioners of Hancock County, Brad Armstrong, presented to the Hancock Economic Development Council a copy of the proclamation on May 2, 2017.
2017 National Economic Development Week
The City of Greenfield, Executive Office of the Mayor, PROCLAMATION, to all to whom these presents may come, greetings!
On the 28th day of April, 2017, Mayor Chuck Fewell proclaimed the week of May 8th-14th, 2017 as NATIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WEEK!
Do you know who your local economic development organization is?
It is the Hancock County Economic Development Council (HEDC).
Their job is to help and assist business owners to start or expand their business. You could call the HEDC a liaison of sorts, between the business company and local government. Continue reading…
On April 26, 2017 local officials congratulated BeijingWest Industries, Co. Ltd (BWI), on the passage of tax abatement from the Greenfield City Council.
The Beijing-headquartered company, provides the highly-acclaimed MagneRide® suspension system, will invest more than $80 million to build and equip a new 276,514-square-foot manufacturing facility in Greenfield’s Progress Park. They plan to break ground on the new facility this summer and launch production in August 2019.
GREENFIELD, Ind. – BeijingWest Industries, Co. Ltd. (BWI), a premier chassis supplier that designs and manufactures brake and suspension systems for the global automotive market, announced plans to locate its first U.S. production facility in Indiana, creating up to 441 new, high-wage jobs by 2021. Continue reading…
$7M, 7-bridge construction project on I-70 starts April 17, 2017
Milestone Contractors plans to set construction signs along I-70 on April 17, 2017 for a $7.2 million project to replace or maintain and preserve seven bridges in Hancock and Henry counties.
Overnight lane closures on I-70 can be expected in the following three construction zones starting on or after April 17 between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. as crews set temporary concrete barriers and pave shoulders in preparation for future traffic shifts.
It was a busy first quarter for HEDC and a productive one for Hancock County.
“The year has started off with a large number of “requests for information,” according to HEDC director Nolan “Skip” Kuker. “We are working 13 very active projects, one of which is very close to being finished. Hancock County continues to be the focus of interest for development and recent Census data shows Hancock County as the 3rd fastest growing county in the State of Indiana, with no signs of slowing.”
HEDC “On the Road” at Greenfield-Central Educational Services Center
HEDC held its March meeting ‘on the road’ at the Greenfield-Central Educational Services Center. Dr. Harold Olin welcomed our board to this new facility for Greenfield-Central School Corporation, which houses The Academy at Greenfield Central and the Cougar Cubs Preschool.
We asked Dr. Olin about the history behind the project, as well as as the connection between economic development and our community’s education system.
31st Annual Meeting
Hancock County Economic Development Council held its 31st annual meeting on Wednesday, January 18, 2017.
More than 100 people were in attendance for the HEDC annual meeting, including board members, elected officials, developers, business leaders, utility representatives, and more.