GREENFIELD — Just a few months ago, the vista outside Brandon Reeve’s office window consisted mostly of dirt and stubbly grass, he said.
Reeve’s company, Applied Fabricators, moved into the Greenfield industrial park just north of Interstate 70 in the western portion of the county in early 2015. Since then, he’s watched firsthand the boom in development taking place in the company’s backyard, with businesses popping up fill a third of the park’s space.
It’s a turnaround county officials say is a long time coming; and with about 60 percent of the land in the county’s seven industrial parks, which span about 1,000 acres, still available, they hope the growth in Alliance Interstate Park will continue to attract more developers to the area.
GREENFIELD — Three business deals in the works could lead to up to 120 new jobs in Hancock County.
The Hancock Economic Development Council is pursuing agreements with three businesses that are looking to locate or expand in Hancock County. On Wednesday, city and county officials approved tax breaks for Indiana Automotive Fasteners, a company that makes car parts for a variety of vehicles including Toyota and FoamCraft, an Indianapolis-based foam manufacturer.
The county council also gave preliminary approval to tax deduction for County Materials Corp., which manufactures concrete and stone for landscape and construction projects.
HANCOCK COUNTY — An Indianapolis-based manufacturing company is eyeing Hancock County as the site for a new facility that would bring about two dozen jobs to the area, provided the county is willing to approve a tax break.
Foamcraft Inc., a 63-year-old foam fabricator with five facilities located across the state, is considering a 10-acre property in the 7200 block of West County Road 200N as the site of a new 60,000-square-foot facility.