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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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Historically Speaking: Former mayor remembers EDC beginnings

During a time of national political gridlock and ugly tones in presidential debates, former New Castle Mayor Gerald “Bud” Ayers offered a welcome respite from it all – just by reminiscing. Ayers provided some icing on the New Castle-Henry County Economic Development Corp.’s 40th birthday cake recently by sharing a […]

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EDC leaders praise county’s COVID response

Rising from the “dumpster-fire year” called 2020 is a civic glow spreading throughout Henry County.

So said New Castle-Henry County Economic Development Corp. President Corey Murphy Thursday morning, who told EDC members local response to those businesses with COVID-19-related needs has been “phenomenal.”

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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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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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