2018 Wage and Benefit Survey Results Released

Employers from the 10 counties of the East Central Indiana Regional Partnership participated in a wage and benefit survey to provide timely data specific to the region. The results are based on confidential, employer-provided information which was used to calculate wages for partnership counties. We want to thank the companies who participated in this survey […]

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Blue Buffalo Opens Richmond, Indiana Natural Pet Food Plant

$200M state-of-the-art facility brings skilled jobs; expanded manufacturing capacity Blue Buffalo, the nation’s largest natural pet food brand, announced today the opening of its newest manufacturing plant, a $200 million facility in Richmond, Indiana. Part of the General Mills family of brands, Blue Buffalo products are made with natural ingredients and specifically formulated to provide […]

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EDC of Wayne County Hosts Annual Meeting

The EDC of Wayne County celebrated its annual meeting on Monday, May 13th. The organization recapped 2018 as well as highlighted initiatives for 2019. 2018 marked the 25th anniversary for the organization which was showcased in photos on the annual report cover spanning over two decades of economic progress. The EDC worked with five companies […]

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Economic Development Corporation of Wayne County is New Owner of Former Elder-Beerman Property

The Economic Development Corporation (EDC) of Wayne County is the new owner of the former Elder-Beerman building following an accepted offer of $300,000 to purchase the property. Funding will come from Wayne County’s Consolidated Economic Development Income Tax (EDIT) Fund. With the purchase, the 103,000 square foot building, located at 601 East Main Street, was […]

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Israeli Auto Supplier Plans to Triple Hoosier Workforce in Wayne County

RICHMOND, Ind. (Dec. 10, 2018) – Omen USA, a manufacturer of aluminum parts for the automotive industry, announced plans today to expand its manufacturing operations in Richmond, creating up to 200 new jobs by 2022. “Indiana is home to a global economy, with foreign-owned businesses like Omen USA that support more than 193,000 quality jobs for […]

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Participation in the Cost of Living Survey Pays Off

Our low cost of living is paying off for us. We recently appeared in two national rankings: Cheapest Small Towns in America and U.S. Cities where $1 Million in Retirement Goes the Furthest. The EDC of Wayne County has participated in the Council for Community and Economic Research’s (C2ER) Cost of Living Survey for several […]

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Richmond Ranks 4th on Cost of Living Year-End Wrap Up for 2017

COST OF LIVING INDEX This report represents the eleventh edition of a new format for the Cost of Living Index.  Beginning with the fourth quarter of 2007, C2ER has annually published an unweighted average of prices accumulated from the previous three quarters. The data presented represent average prices submitted for the first three quarters of […]

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Holcomb Rolls Out “Next Level Jobs” Initiative with Two Programs to Help Meet Current Workforce Demand

Governor Eric J. Holcomb, Commissioner for Workforce Development (DWD) Steve Braun, Commissioner for Higher Education (CHE) Teresa Lubbers, and Secretary of Career Connections and Talent Blair Milo today kicked off Indiana’s Next Level Jobs initiative and announced two new grant programs designed to put Hoosiers to work in high-demand, high-wage jobs as quickly as possible. […]

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AT&T Announces $10,000 AT&T Aspire Contribution in Support of Career Assessments for Wayne County High School Students

AT&T today announced that it has made a $10,000 AT&T Aspire contribution to the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) of Wayne County in support of Wayne County’s ACT Certified Work Ready Community Initiative.  AT&T’s signature philanthropic initiative, AT&T Aspire drives innovation in education – through technology, social innovation and relationships – to ensure all students have […]

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