Tag: economic development

High-speed internet keeps expanding in Henry County

New Lisbon Broadband and Communications, part of New Lisbon Holdings, Inc., is continuing to close the ‘digital divide’ by bringing always-on, high speed internet to rural Henry County residents. In 2020, NLBC was approved for a Next Level Phase 2 grant in the CR250E and CR 300S area of Henry […]

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Local business expanding, adding car dealership

Hoosier Automotive Repair has been helping the community with their vehicle needs since 2018. Owner Justin Lowhorn started the repair shop after purchasing the former Hoosier Brake and Alignment building at 2424 South 14th St. in New Castle. The shop has been helping so many citizens that they decided they […]

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BRAP funds 10 downtown projects

Downtown New Castle may be looking a little different thanks to the Building Renovation Assistance Program (BRAP). Local businesses are painting, renovating, and upgrading with funds from BRAP. BRAP is a program that was designed to help downtown New Castle businesses renovate their buildings to better downtown. BRAP was created […]

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Remote workers may be calling Henry County ‘home’ soon

The COVID-19 pandemic eliminated many employees’ commutes to their jobs by bringing a new age of remote working. According to Upwork, 40.7 million Americans are expected to be working fully remote in the next five years. Henry County is making plans to attract these remote workers from other states with […]

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Two Henry County schools awarded employability skills grant

Tri and New Castle schools have received a combined $280,000 to help prepare their students to become effective workers after graduation. The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) awarded $10 million in Indiana Employability Skills Innovation Implementation Grants to 58 Indiana schools and learning centers. South Henry School Corporation was awarded […]

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Training Grants Available For Eastern Indiana Employers

Eastern Indiana Works is preparing to launch a new application for the Next Level Jobs Employer Training Grant cycle. This year’s application will be opening on or about July 1, 2022. There are some changes planned for this year’s cycle. -Training must be in one of the following industries: Advanced […]

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Survey

The New Castle Henry County Economic Development Corporation is working alongside community leaders to learn how to best support the small business and entrepreneurship ecosystem in Henry County. As part of this effort, the EDC is conducting a Small Business and Entrepreneur Survey. The purpose of the survey is to […]

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EDC honors Aitchison at annual meeting & dinner

The New Castle-Henry County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) held their annual meeting and dinner on Wednesday night at the W.G. Smith Building. Henry County Commissioner Ed Tarantino gave the blessing before the dinner that was catered by Stacks Restaurant. This was the first annual meeting for the EDC since 2019. […]

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Finding Home: Dancer Finds Inspiration In Downtown New Castle

Growing up, a younger Kerry Brough never could have imagined that one day she would land and find home in Henry County, Indiana.  Born in Cambridge, England, and raised in Ontario, Canada, Kerry has done and experienced a lot in her life, but small town living was not one of […]

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EDC Board Meeting had a focus on childcare and upcoming events

The New Castle Henry County Economic Development Corp. (EDC) board met Thursday. The meeting was ran by EDC President and CEO Corey Murphy. Upcoming Events Henry County REMC is hosting a live line demonstration on April 26 at 1 p.m. in their warehouse. The event will cover the dangers on […]

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