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Shell building RFP

NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT) The Henry County Redevelopment Commission (“Commission”) is requesting proposals from prospective entities interested in submitting a proposal to develop, design, build, finance and operate a new 50,000 square foot light industrial shell building, all pursuant to a public-private partnership agreement to be […]

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Henry County awarded second EPA brownfield grant

Henry County has been selected by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a recipient of the Brownfield Assessment Grant. This is the second time the county has received this grant in the past five years after first receiving it in 2015. “Henry County is pleased to partner with the […]

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City of New Castle Business Grant Program

(OCRA CDBG) Current as of October 8, 2020 The application portal is now closed. We will re-open if more funding is secured. Eligibility is limited to businesses within the municipal boundaries of the City of New Castle. Maximum grant request is $25,000. May 21 update: Independent contractors (receiving a 1099) […]

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Business Reopening Resources

For those who were not able to attend the “Not So Fast” webinar on April 28, here is the link to the recording: https://bit.ly/not-so-fast-recording Indiana’s Small Business Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Marketplace A program to connect small businesses and nonprofit organizations with PPE so they can safely reopen. On May […]

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COVID-19 Loan Program

The New Castle Henry County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is re-purposing its existing Enterprise Loan Fund (ELF) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund was originally created through a partnership with the USDA Rural Business Enterprise Grant program and local resources. […]

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Coronavirus economic reopening: ‘Not so fast’

Update 4/21/2020 On April 28th at 2 pm, the EDC is hosting Not So Fast: A Webinar to Help You Plan for Reopening. This is a free webinar for local business owners and managers and anyone doing business in Henry County, IN. (Webinar limited to first 100 participants.) In this […]

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COVID-19 Resources

To promote social distancing and to help flatten the curve, the EDC office is closed and our team is working remotely. Good hygiene never goes out of style and is especially important now. Remember to support your local businesses: Order gift cards and take out. Communicate with your employees, employer, […]

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Offering A Helping Hand to Local Businesses

Now more than ever, the Henry County community is recognizing the value of a strong small business presence and the importance of supporting locally owned companies. New Castle Main Street is working alongside the New Castle Henry County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and other local partners to provide support and resources for Henry County’s small businesses. […]

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Family Fabrication Shop Sees Bright Future

Quality Fabrication of Indiana (QFI) is a Henry County-based fabrication shop that serves as a tier 2 vendor for Fiat Chrysler America (FCA). First opening its doors in 1994, QFI has always been a family owned and operated business. Todd Rader is the current owner and lead operator, taking over the business after his father, Howard “Howdy” Rader, passed away in 2009. […]

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