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EDC hoping to get another round of COVID relief funds

After going to bat for the city of New Castle, the local economic development office wants to take a swing at helping businesses in the county. Last week, members of the New Castle-Henry County Economic Development Board of Directors authorized the local office to serve as a “sub-recipient” in another […]

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Parks board wants to pursue new bond issue

In an era of caps and circuit breakers that limit property taxes, it’s anything but a nasty four-letter word. On the contrary. In many cases, it’s a God-send. B-o-n-d. Monday night, members of the New Castle Parks and Recreation Board listened intently to a presentation by local Economic Development president […]

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Your Opinion Matters

The Economic Development Corporation is working with the tourism entities in Henry County to create a brand for Henry County’s tourism efforts. You can be a part of this endeavor by completing this short survey. This is your chance to weigh in on Henry County’s Future. Please share this survey […]

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New city BoAC takes off as sole operator of airport

Lift-off of a new Board Aviation Commissioners officially came at 6:30 p.m. Monday. For the first time, a newly appointed city board met and organized, putting Marlatt Field clearly under New Castle’s supervision. For more than 40 years, the airport had been a joint city-county operation. County officials, charged with […]

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Former visitors bureau facility sold

Last in a series A house along State Road 3 sold recently because its occupants are on the move – in more ways than one. New Castle-Henry County Economic Development Corp. President Corey Murphy announced at last week’s City Council meeting the yellow house which served as home to the […]

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EDC now working on a triple crown of projects

First in a series Eight years ago this week, Corey Murphy began serving as the New Castle-Henry County Economic Development Director. Since then, he and his dedicated team consisting of Penny York and Kelli Wasson have become such good jugglers, local officials hope the circus doesn’t lure them away. Murphy […]

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EDC Receives EPA Grant

New Castle Henry County Economic Development (EDC) has recently secured $400,000 in grant funding from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through a competitive grant application process. The funding is through the US EPA Brownfields Program and is earmarked to support the redevelopment of brownfields that have contamination or suspected contamination with […]

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EDC director’s 3 wishes granted by Commissioners

New Castle-Henry County Economic Development Corp. President Corey Murphy was a man on three monumental missions Wednesday night. Murphy brought three requests to the County Commissioners at their January meeting. Each could be described as a beacon of hope for Henry County. No impediments for home rehabilitation Murphy requested and […]

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