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Shell of a plan

A massive building with no floor could help the New Castle job market reach new heights. So says Corey Murphy, the New Castle-Henry County Economic Development chief, who recently updated board members on the progress of building a new “shell building.” Planned to be built north of Boar’s Head North—which, […]

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Feeling Safe at Home- Vaughn Reid III

Feeling safe in your neighborhood is important to make your community feel like home. What better way to feel safe than having a police officer as a father? Vaughn Reid III, son of Vaughn Reid II, loves the safe and friendly atmosphere that Henry County embodies. This, among other reasons, is why he chose to continue residing in New Castle and build his business here. […]

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City of New Castle Business Grant Funds Distributed to Chosen Businesses

The New Castle-Henry County Economic Development Corporation recently began distributing funds to businesses that were awarded a City of New Castle Business Grant. The grant’s funding source is federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) through the state’s Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA). The federal national objective of the […]

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EDC business lifeboat sails in unchartered waters

During a flood of change and hardship due to COVID-19, the New Castle-Henry County Economic Development Corp. has tried to be a lifeboat for local business. Last week, EDC President Corey Murphy said his 3-person office has worked hard to help in its role as distributor of funds from an […]

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EDC members hear broadband pep talk

As members of the New Castle-Henry County Economic Development Corp. (EDC) board gathered for their first face-to-face meeting since March, the topic at hand was broadband. How can the county strengthen the electronic, computer-driven connectivity for all residents? A path to the answer was laid out by Earnie Holtrey, a […]

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Short EDC Report Long on News

Applications for COVID-19 business relief are still be accepted. A tower-ful local building is on the market again. A powerful marketing tool is one step closer to groundbreaking. That trio of headlines came from New Castle-Henry County Economic Development President Corey Murphy at Monday’s City Council meeting. The short report was long on opportunity knocking for the local economy. Here’s a recap. […]

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The Accidental Entrepreneur- Mary Hobbs-Warriner

Never in her wildest dreams did Mary Hobbs-Warriner see herself becoming a business owner. When she graduated from Shenandoah High School, she didn’t even consider an entrepreneur career path. Not long after graduating, Warriner found herself working as a caterer at Camp Atterbury- a military camp located near Edinburgh, Indiana. […]

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New Castle Career Center Receives Grant for EMT Ambulance Simulator

The New Castle Career Center (NCCC) will be introducing a new element to the EMT and Public Safety Program. With the help of a grant from the Regional Development Commission, NCCC purchased an ambulance simulator. The simulator will be delivered and ready to use for the upcoming school year. […]

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