Gilpin Inc. Announces Expansion, 4 New Jobs

Bringing Ohio aluminum to Decatur is bringing expansion to Gilpin Inc., one of the city’s oldest businesses, with its plans unveiled before city council this week as the company seeks twin tax abatements. Gilpin, located on Patterson Street in Decatur’s original industrial park, has been making ornamental railings and fencing products since 1937. In 2005, […]

FCC Looking to Add 73 Jobs Over the Next Two Years

At Monday night’s Berne City Council meeting, FCC came to the drawing boards with a proposed $128.6 million investment for the community. Adams County Economic Development director Larry Macklin referred to the project as, “a huge and powerful commitment from FCC-Adams for Berne and Adams County” and noted that it proposes to create 73 new […]

Economic Development introduces second skills gap study

Adams County Economic Development director Larry Macklin announced on Tuesday that his office and WorkOne NE have teamed up with Ivy Tech Corporate College to develop a second Adams County Industrial Maintenance Training Program. “As we work with the continued growth of our Adams County industries, we frequently hear of their need to fill many […]

Growth of Existing Businesses Fosters 85 Percent of new County jobs

Adams County Economic Development Corporation executive director Larry Macklin continues these days to promote the importance of keeping the county existing business world in a good place. “With 85 percent of new jobs coming from our existing businesses, it is important for us to work with and protect employers,” said Macklin. “It is called business […]

Mayor’s Speech reflects continued Stability in Berne

Berne Mayor Bill McKean told those attending his annual state of the city address on Tuesday that every building downtown is filled and business is good along the U.S. 27 corridor. While he lauded the steady success of the local business community, he also expressed his sentiments for the retirement of Kenyon Sprunger and the […]

Together we are Creating Our Story

The first of two workshops for Adams County's participation in the Our Story Project was held on Wednesday. The project is sponsored by the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership through their Vision 2020 initiative. The goal is to create a common theme for the region – a community narrative where we are all telling the same […]

Decatur (Adams County) – 3rd Safest City in Indiana

50 Safest Cities in Indiana “Chief Executive” magazine recently surveyed more than 500 chief executives and asked them to evaluate states based on a number of business and livability related factors. Indiana ranked as the sixth best state to do business in and its high quality living environment was one reason why. Indiana’s recent good […]

Decatur, Indiana – Artistically Inspired Innovation

For Immediate Release NEWS RELEASE   Pending Artistically Inspired Innovation proposal could spur $39 million in public and private investment into Decatur, Indiana community. July 25, 2014 DECATUR, Ind. — The Decatur, Indiana community presented the City’s Stellar Communities Strategic Community Investment Plan at a site visit with State of Indiana agency representatives in July. […]

Decatur’s Stellar Communities Grant

Decatur entertained a group of 20 Stellar representatives in order to take a step forward in its bid to be awarded the multimillion dollar Stellar Communities Grant. Mayor John Schultz expressed that he thought the meeting went very well and would not have changed a thing about it. The presentation included 12 different speakers which […]

Contract Awarded for Sewage Project

Berne City Council awarded a contract for the sewage project to R.E. Crosby, Inc.  Council members were told work would be started July 28 if paperwork is in place. Ben Adams noted that they can make a lot of construction progress right away.