Category: Economic Development


Draper cuts ribbon on 100,000 sq. ft. addition

SPICELAND — Draper, Inc., officially unveiled Building 10 at its manufacturing campus in Spiceland on Tuesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring company leadership. The 100,000 square foot building brings the amount of total space to 500,000 square feet. In a nod to the expanded space, guests were treated with “100 […]

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NCCC Engineering classes receive micro-grant

The Engineering classes at New Castle Career Center recently were awarded a Micro-Grant from Indiana Next Generation Manufacturing Competitiveness Center (IN-Mac). The program is associated with Purdue University, Vincennes University and IVY Tech Community College. The IN-Mac program was created to help develop competitiveness and sustainability of the manufacturing sector […]

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Local Couple Leans Into Hospitality Through Homestay Hosting

Henry County receives an estimated 218,000 visitors annually and needs more accommodations to cater to them. The historic New Castle Fieldhouse alone attracts visitors annually for the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Classic, state tournaments, championship games, and more. These events bring money into the local economy, and more accommodations […]

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Volunteers needed for 2024 eclipse events

Corey Murphy never thought he’d be talking about port-a-potties to the Henry County Council. The president and CEO of the New Castle-Henry County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is planning for the April 8, 2024 total solar eclipse and hopes everyone else is, too. Murphy spoke the county council Thursday in […]

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Simulator Purchased from EDC & RDC Grant Prepares Students for Real-World Situations

New Castle Career Center recently acquired a Multiple Interactive Learning Objectives (MILO) simulator for the Criminal Justice and Public Safety programs. The New Castle Henry County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and the Redevelopment Commission (RDC) provided the funding for the simulator. The MILO system is a computer-based portable training simulator […]

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A Six-Million-Dollar Day For Henry County, Indiana

Henry County had a big day on Thursday, October 12, as community leaders celebrated an expansion for the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame and a grant from the PreservINg Main Street Community Development Block Grant program. […]

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Henry County RDC Planning For Years To Come

It is easy to take one step forward without knowing exactly where you are going. It’s only one step and it takes barely any time to get there. What if you want to take a hundred steps? Or walk a mile? What if you are taking steps towards the next […]

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