Vacating County Road Paves Way for Future BraunAbility Investments

Braun Ability logoA major employer in Winamac may be taking the first steps that could lead to future investments.

Monday night’s Pulaski County Commissioners meeting brought a request from CDC Executive Director Nathan Origer following talks with BraunAbility and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. Under the proposal, County Road 60 between 14 and 25 South would be vacated by the county.
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Pulaski County Revolving Loan Leads to Job Creation

Pulaski County CourthouseThe Pulaski County Commissioners have approved a loan that they hope will create jobs near Francesville.

The company, which owns land where Clear Decision Filtration Operates north of Francesville, has requested a $110-thousand loan to construct a new building. That site would allow the company to expand their production and make it easier for trucks to back-up to their plant.
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State of Pulaski County Economy Addressed by CDC Director

Pulaski County Economic DevelopmentThe state of the Pulaski County economy is a mixed bag according to CDC Executive Director Nathan Origer.

During Tuesday evening’s Pulaski County Economic Development Summit, Origer gave his State of the Pulaski County Economy Address. In it, he highlighted several of the positive steps the county has taken to build capacity for businesses, and to improve the quality of life within the county.
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SCEDF Claims Businesses Notice Civility in Communities


A local economic development official says community disruptions can harm job creation.

Charlie Weaver, Executive Director of the Starke County Economic Development Foundation, says companies often target a community’s workforce quality, infrastructure, and access to major markets prior to locating. He also says a second set of criteria must be met that includes how a community works through its problems.
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Pulaski Economic Development Considers Revolving Loan Changes

Pulaski County Economic DevelopmentPart of the decision-making process for revolving loans in Pulaski County’s economic development could soon be handled by a separate entity.

The changes are still considered preliminary, but discussions are taking place at the Pulaski County Community Development Commission to move risk-analysis and loan recommendations to Valparaiso-based “Regional Development Company.”
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