Participation in the Cost of Living Survey Pays Off

Our low cost of living is paying off for us. We recently appeared in two national rankings: Cheapest Small Towns in America and U.S. Cities where $1 Million in Retirement Goes the Furthest. The EDC of Wayne County has participated in the Council for Community and Economic Research’s (C2ER) Cost of Living Survey for several […]

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Richmond Ranks 4th on Cost of Living Year-End Wrap Up for 2017

COST OF LIVING INDEX This report represents the eleventh edition of a new format for the Cost of Living Index.  Beginning with the fourth quarter of 2007, C2ER has annually published an unweighted average of prices accumulated from the previous three quarters. The data presented represent average prices submitted for the first three quarters of […]

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Holcomb Rolls Out “Next Level Jobs” Initiative with Two Programs to Help Meet Current Workforce Demand

Governor Eric J. Holcomb, Commissioner for Workforce Development (DWD) Steve Braun, Commissioner for Higher Education (CHE) Teresa Lubbers, and Secretary of Career Connections and Talent Blair Milo today kicked off Indiana’s Next Level Jobs initiative and announced two new grant programs designed to put Hoosiers to work in high-demand, high-wage jobs as quickly as possible. […]

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AT&T Announces $10,000 AT&T Aspire Contribution in Support of Career Assessments for Wayne County High School Students

AT&T today announced that it has made a $10,000 AT&T Aspire contribution to the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) of Wayne County in support of Wayne County’s ACT Certified Work Ready Community Initiative.  AT&T’s signature philanthropic initiative, AT&T Aspire drives innovation in education – through technology, social innovation and relationships – to ensure all students have […]

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Lintech Announces New Warehouse Facility

Lintech International LLC, based in Macon, Georgia has completed the purchase of a new warehouse facility in Richmond, IN. The 120,000 sq. ft. facility is currently undergoing new upgrades, including a foam fire suppression system, security and telephone systems, temperature controlled storage areas and enhancements to the offices and conference rooms. Completion of the upgrades […]

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Osborn to Consolidate Facility into Richmond, Indiana

MILWAUKEE, June 1, 2017 — Jason Industries, Inc. today announced that its Osborn business will consolidate its Richmond, Virginia operations into its North American finishing headquarters in Richmond, Indiana. The move will create 47 jobs in Indiana. “We’re excited to expand our presence in Indiana,” said Keith Walz, Vice President and General Manager for JFG […]

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Silgan White Cap Corporation Receives EDIT Grant for Training

Silgan White Cap Corporation, located at 1701 Williamsburg Pike in Richmond, will receive $10,752.00 in an Economic Development Income Tax (EDIT) Grant from the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) of Wayne County, Indiana. The company is investing $2.5 million in upgrades to existing equipment. The grant will be used to provide 24 hours of training for […]

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Regional Careers Website Launches in Eastern Indiana

Companies in Jay, Randolph, and Wayne counties now have a new way to connect with prospective employees as a result of a partnership between the three counties. Hoosier Opportunity (www.hoosieropportunity.com) is a new website where companies in the three-county area can post positions free of charge. Applicants from anywhere can create a profile, upload a […]

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TBK America, Inc. Adds Product Line and Jobs

TBK America, Inc., located in Phase I of the Midwest Industrial Park at 3700 West Industries Road in Richmond, will expand investing over $1.8 million and creating 21 new full-time jobs. The Japanese-based company is an automotive supplier manufacturing water pumps used in large truck engines for Tier 1 companies all over the world. The […]

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