Category: Business Resources

EDC Shares Findings From Entrepreneurship Study

Larger employers usually take the headlines when it comes to economic development. The New Castle-Henry County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) serves large employers and is also focusing on entrepreneurship as an economic growth strategy. […]

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EDC Offers Training Grants

The EDC, in partnership with the Henry County Redevelopment Commission, has launched a pilot matching grant program for incumbent employee training. Employers are encouraged to request up to $7,500 in a matching grant for incumbent employee training. Employers must match the training grant dollar for dollar from company funds. For […]

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Murphy Graduates from the Advanced Economic Development Leadership (AEDL) Program

Corey Murphy, President of the New Castle Henry County Economic Development Corporation, recently completed the two-week Advanced Economic Development Leadership executive education program and was awarded the Master Economic Development Practitioner (MEDP) certificate. Murphy has been in economic development for 17 years. “This was a phenonomenal experience focused on the […]

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Local EDC Shares Regional Workforce Survey Results

The New Castle Henry County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) recently partnered with other counties in the East Central Indiana region to conduct a wage and benefit survey. The Purdue Center for Regional Development (PCRD) conducted the confidential survey of 165 employers in the region. Survey questions included topics like total number of employees, types of benefits, and ranges of wages. […]

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New Initiative Aims To Attract New Residents

With a goal of infusing 20 new residents into Henry County, the community’s MakeMyMove efforts are officially underway. MakeMyMove.com connects remote workers with offers from communities who want to attract residents. Indiana communities such as Greensburg, West Lafayette, and Muncie are among the other places offering relocation incentives to encourage new movers. […]

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A Downtown Renaissance

To even the most casual observer, downtown New Castle is experiencing a renewal. Corey Murphy, President and CEO of the New Castle Henry County Economic Development Corporation, can feel it. “There’s so much energy downtown,” Murphy said as he provided progress updates at Monday’s city council meeting. With several initiatives […]

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NineStar receives $81,600 OCRA grant to expand rural broadband

NineStar Connect is continuing to spread high-speed internet throughout rural Henry County thanks to the state’s new Indiana Connectivity Program. The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) recently awarded a total of $88,337 to NineStar Connect, through the co-op’s subsidiary Central Indiana Communications. Of that sum, $81,600 will […]

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Keep the ‘Heart of Entrepreneurship’ beating: Workshop is Oct 25

The only thing harder than spelling “entrepreneur” is being one. The Dictionary.com definition of the word is “a person who organizes and operates a business or businesses, taking on greater than normal financial risks in order to do so.” Henry County Creates, the local partnership of organizations designed to promote innovation and […]

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High-speed internet keeps expanding in Henry County

New Lisbon Broadband and Communications, part of New Lisbon Holdings, Inc., is continuing to close the ‘digital divide’ by bringing always-on, high speed internet to rural Henry County residents. In 2020, NLBC was approved for a Next Level Phase 2 grant in the CR250E and CR 300S area of Henry […]

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Local business expanding, adding car dealership

Hoosier Automotive Repair has been helping the community with their vehicle needs since 2018. Owner Justin Lowhorn started the repair shop after purchasing the former Hoosier Brake and Alignment building at 2424 South 14th St. in New Castle. The shop has been helping so many citizens that they decided they […]

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