Johns Manville Invests in New Equipment and Employee Training

Johns Manville, manufacturer of insulation and commercial roofing, as well as glass fibers and nonwovens for commercial, industrial, and residential applications, completed a major investment in equipment essential to their manufacturing process for blowing wool insulation at their facility located at 814 Richmond Avenue. The company shut down operations on April 24th of this year […]

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EDC of Wayne County Hosts Annual Meeting

The Economic Development Corporation (EDC) of Wayne County held its annual meeting on Monday, May 9th at Forest Hills Country Club in Richmond with over 100 people attending. The event highlights activities, programs, and initiatives from 2021 and provides an overview of current activity. 2022 EDC board chair, Jim King, recognized past chair, Randy Templin […]

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EDC of Wayne County Hires New Office Manager, Shifts Roles

The EDC of Wayne County is pleased to announce the addition of Rhonda Fisher as the new office manager for the organization. Fisher was the office manager at SmithFoods Richmond, topping off a career lasting nearly 30 years with the company. Most recently she was the office manager for Whitewater Valley Rehabilitation. Fisher brings a […]

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EDC of Wayne County Celebrates 2020 Highlights

The Economic Development Corporation of Wayne County hosted an awards celebration to highlight 2020 activities, programs, and initiatives. Board Chair, Randy Templin provided highlights of 2020, including the importance of support to local businesses related to COVID-19, Phillips Tube Group’s decision to locate in Wayne County, and a new five-year strategic plan to help drive […]

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New Machinery will Allow Primex Design and Fabrication to Expand Product Line

Primex Design and Fabrication, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Primex Plastics Corporation is investing $1.3 million in a new digital printer to enhance their product line and expand their customer base. The company will receive a $20,000 Economic Development Income Tax (EDIT) Grant from the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) of Wayne County, Indiana. They can use […]

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Wayne County Small Businesses Receive COVID-19 Grant Assistance

(Richmond, Indiana) – Wayne County small businesses are receiving financial assistance made possible by a $250,000 grant awarded to Wayne County from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA). Thirty-four businesses will receive up to a $10,000 grant from the OCRA Wayne County Small Business Grant Program. Jeff Plasterer, Wayne County Commissioner, and […]

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East Central Indiana to Apply for up to $50 Million in READI Grant Funds

MUNCIE, Indiana – The East Central Indiana Regional Partnership (ECIRP) will apply for the state’s Regional Economic Acceleration Development Initiative (READI) program, which could result in up to $50 million in local funding. The region includes seven East Central Indiana counties – Blackford, Delaware, Grant, Henry, Jay, Randolph and Wayne. READI, which was announced in […]

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Economic Development is All About Partnerships

The phrase ‘economic development’ is often used to describe a wide variety of activities, which sometimes causes the true value and meaning of economic development to be obscured. READ MORE #EconDevWeek #EDW2021 #INEconDevWeek

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