Sharing Successes & Saying Thank You!

In the fall of 2016, the HEDC Celebrated the Successes of Hancock County. Eight businesses were recognized at our Celebration event, to say Thank You for choosing Hancock County! Plus, two new Indiana State Certified Sites were announced for Barr North and Barr South—which bring the total of certified sites in Hancock County to six.

This marks the 4th Annual Celebration we have come together as a community with business leaders, local elected officials, and other invited guests to say thank you.  In 2016 over $139 million in proposed investment and 876 proposed jobs are represented in the eight businesses: Brybelly; Celadon; County Materials; Foamcraft; Indiana Auto Fasteners; Landsberg; Photon; and Tsuda – bringing the four-year totals to over $519 million in proposed investment and over 2,800 proposed jobs!

Aqua Indiana, HEDC board of director member, sponsored the event held at the Tour of Italy restaurant in downtown Greenfield on September 22, 2016. And, NineStar Connect, also an HEDC board of director member, generously provided videographers to highlight the event.

(See videos following)


  • HEDC 2016 Celebration (Full Video) – length: 00:11:59 887 MB

  • Walt Justus, Justus Companies – length: 00:01:54 141 MB
    The community is fantastic, New Palestine and Hancock County—it was a natural fit to expand in Hancock County

  • Jeff Smith, Brybelly Holdings – length: 00:00:58 72.4 MB
    Hancock County offered a great location and a great employee base

  • Joe Weigel, Celadon – length: 00:01:53 139 MB
    Every time we needed something the HEDC staff bent over backwards to help

  • Vince DiBenigno, University Loft – length: 00:01:18 96.0 MB
    Hancock County is an excellent place to do business—good business climate and good for our employees

  • HEDC_Mayor_Commissioner – length: 00:05:29 405 MB
    Remarks by Chuck Fewell, Mayor, City of Greenfield, Indiana; Brad Armstrong, President, Hancock County Commissioner; and Nolan “Skip” Kuker, Executive Director, Hancock Economic Development Council.