Making sure there are enough workers to keep local businesses operating increasingly involves turning to placemaking efforts. The role of placemaking in workforce development was a topic of discussion during the “Powering Rural” panel at last week’s Pulaski County Economic Development Summit.Continue reading
“Powering Rural” was a focus of this week’s Pulaski County Economic Development summit. The Community Development Commission assembled a panel of representatives from five state and federal agencies, who each discussed what they can do to support rural businesses.Continue reading
With fewer and fewer residents to fill jobs, Pulaski County is looking at busing workers in from out-of-town.Continue reading
The airing of Pulaski County’s tourism commercial on Sunday night is starting to have an impact. The Community Development Commission got an update from Executive Director Nathan Origer on Tuesday.Continue reading
Pulaski County is its own worst enemy. That was the theme of the State of the County Economy Address delivered by Community Development Commission Executive Director Nathan Origer Tuesday. “This speech is supposed to be about the state of the Pulaski County economy, but ultimately, our problems are not economic,” he said. “They’re not even just about our fiscal health. It is time to admit what I have long been loath to acknowledge. The underlying problem hurting Pulaski County is cultural.”Continue reading
Supporting rural entrepreneurship will be the focus of next month’s Pulaski County Economic Development Summit. This year’s event, which will be held on April 9 will feature a “Powering Rural” panel discussion.Continue reading
The Pulaski County Council and Commissioners continue making several yearly appointments. Last week, the commissioners agreed to reappoint Commissioner Kenny Becker to the Pulaski County Community Development Commission. They also reappointed Stanley Boehning and David Schambers to the property tax assessment board of appeals.Continue reading
A Knox gun shop plans to move to Star City, thanks to some financial help from Pulaski County. The county commissioners Monday approved a $19,500 revolving loan request from G&G Guns. “He has a purchase agreement on the former LightStream Bank building in Star City, moving the gun business from his storefront on U.S. 35 in Knox,” Community Development Commission Executive Director Nathan Origer explained. Continue reading
The manufacturer moving into the old Anvil & Saw property on Pulaski County Road 200 South is on track to get a $200,000 loan from the county. The county commissioners conditionally approved a revolving loan request Monday from IBC Thermoplastics.
Changes are coming to Pulaski County’s salary matrix next year. The 2019 matrix approved by the county council last week seeks to correct a couple of oversights in the current version by adding the jail commander and certain employees in the Health Department. It also appears that EMS employees will remain on the matrix next year. The EMS Department was added to the system last month, despite opposition from EMS Director Bryan Corn and some of his employees.
The business moving into the old Anvil & Saw property on Pulaski County Road 200 South still isn’t ready to officially request a tax abatement. The county council began the process back in August by adopting a preliminary resolution designating the site an economic revitalization area.
Plans are moving ahead for a light manufacturing business to move into the old Anvil & Saw property on Pulaski County Road 200 South. But Community Development Commission Executive Director Nathan Origer told the county council Monday that the business isn’t ready to formally request a tax abatement just yet.
The Pulaski County Community Development Commission is looking to take its workforce development efforts to the next level. Executive Director Nathan Origer gave an update on the county’s Repair and Maintenance Technology program located at West Central High School to the county commissioners last week. Continue reading
Rules on campaign signs have the Pulaski County Election Board calling for changes to the county’s Unified Development Ordinance. Board members voted unanimously Tuesday to send a memorandum to various county officials, calling for the repeal of the section on “special signs.”
As Pulaski County faces challenges related to population loss and its long-term financial health, there are also a lot of great things going on. That’s the message Community Development Commission Executive Director Nathan Origer shared with local government and business leaders during his annual State of the County Economy Address. Continue reading
The Pulaski County Community Development Commission will present its annual update on the county’s economy next week. The 2018 Pulaski County Economic Development Summit will be held Tuesday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m. EDT at the former Monterey Elementary School.
The Pulaski County Council has finalized some corrections to the county’s salary ordinance. That will mean raises for Sheriff Jeff Richwine, as well as the two full-time employees in the Community Development Commission.
A Farmer’s Market is coming to Francesville.
Members of the Uptown Project presented the information to the Francesville Town Council Monday night. Chairperson Kristin Hinkle from the Pulaski County Community Development Commission said the Farmer’s Market will begin sometime in June. They plan to contact vendors to see when they’re ready to present items for sale.
Pulaski County will once again advertise its tourism attractions to Chicago-area television viewers. The county commissioners Tuesday approved a $26,000 tourism marketing plan, recommended by the Community Development Commission.