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Survey About Childcare Is Underway

Talk with any employer today and the discussion quickly shifts to workforce. Locally, the New Castle-Henry County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is collaborating with other community partners to explore how access to childcare impacts the local workforce, and in turn, economic development. “Access to high-quality childcare is a necessity for […]

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BRAP funds 10 downtown projects

Downtown New Castle may be looking a little different thanks to the Building Renovation Assistance Program (BRAP). Local businesses are painting, renovating, and upgrading with funds from BRAP. BRAP is a program that was designed to help downtown New Castle businesses renovate their buildings to better downtown. BRAP was created […]

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Local business plans major expansion

Draper has been nestled on Pearl Street in Spiceland since 1902. Over the last century, they have grown to be one of the largest employers in Henry County. Throughout the years, they have seen a great amount of change through offering new goods, services, and expansions. They are now planning […]

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Remote workers may be calling Henry County ‘home’ soon

The COVID-19 pandemic eliminated many employees’ commutes to their jobs by bringing a new age of remote working. According to Upwork, 40.7 million Americans are expected to be working fully remote in the next five years. Henry County is making plans to attract these remote workers from other states with […]

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Two Henry County schools awarded employability skills grant

Tri and New Castle schools have received a combined $280,000 to help prepare their students to become effective workers after graduation. The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) awarded $10 million in Indiana Employability Skills Innovation Implementation Grants to 58 Indiana schools and learning centers. South Henry School Corporation was awarded […]

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A look inside Grede

Plum Street in New Castle comes to end in front of a factory that has had multiple names, but most people know it these days simply as Grede. The Courier-Times was given the opportunity recently to interview Human Resource Manager Katie Payne and Plant Manager Mark Brock and receive a […]

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Training Grants Available For Eastern Indiana Employers

Eastern Indiana Works is preparing to launch a new application for the Next Level Jobs Employer Training Grant cycle. This year’s application will be opening on or about July 1, 2022. There are some changes planned for this year’s cycle. -Training must be in one of the following industries: Advanced […]

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