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The ABCs of Good EDC Efforts

In a place well-known for its successful teams, Wednesday’s New Castle-Henry County Economic Development Corporation annual meeting and dinner focused on the victories being won by an often unheralded unit – those behind-the-scenes players who market this community, assist existing businesses and bring new employers to town. Guest speaker for […]

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Site Selection Expert Featured Guest at Upcoming EDC Dinner Meeting

The New Castle-Henry County Economic Development Corporation is hosting its annual dinner meeting on Tuesday, April 17, at First Baptist Church, 709 S. Memorial Drive in New Castle. The event will begin with social time at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. and the meeting at 6:30 p.m. […]

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Love of Quilting Leads to Business Ownership

When Sandi Abrams made her first quilt for her nephew’s daughter, she didn’t realize she was being infected with the “quilting bug.” Her hobby became a part-time job she did in her spare time while working her full-time job in the pharmacy industry. Last year, Sandi left her a 30-year […]

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Indiana’s INTERNnet Program is a Catalyst for Experiential Learning

Indiana’s INTERNnet program is a key strategy for retaining Indiana’s talented students. The power of an internship is mighty, especially since jobs are the primary reason that people stay or leave the Henry County community. What qualifies as an internship?  An internship is a form of structured and supervised experiential […]

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Increase Employee Retention with this Valuable Tool

Low unemployment in the area is great news… unless you’re an employer struggling with continual employee turnover. At the New Castle-Henry County EDC, we have a tool to help you with your retention strategy: Job Profiling through ACT WorkKeys. This nationally proven job profile program provides employers with countless benefits […]

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Career Center Receives Two Awards for Excellence

The Indiana Department of Education is honoring the entire Education Professions program and individual student Madison Eastridge today for the work each has done at the New Castle Career Center. The Education Professions program, led by Leesa Myers, won the 2018 Award for Excellence in the Secondary Program category. Eastridge has been […]

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Lasting Strategies to support a thriving Henry County

A quality workforce and talent strategy remains critical for both communities and businesses. The state and local unemployment rate is below 5% and by 2025 (less than 10 years) there will be 1 million job openings statewide.  What can we do as a community to support a thriving Henry County? […]

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Henry County earns work ready certification

  Henry County is a Certified Work Ready Community (WRC) through ACT.  According to ACT, “participants leverage the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) to measure and close the skills gap – and build common frameworks that link, align and match their workforce development efforts.” Henry County joins five other counties […]

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Thanksgiving Greetings

The Henry County community is a gem – full of opportunity.  The purpose of this blog is to shine a light on the positives in our community. It is not advocating rose colored glasses but to encourage continued investment in our community’s assets and strengths.  Our county is unique and […]

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