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Trine Rides ‘Differentiation’ to Boost Enrollment

Posted: Aug 07, 2017 5:29 PM EDTUpdated: Aug 08, 2017 9:33 AM EDTBy Dan McGowan, Senior Writer/Reporter CONNECT   ANGOLA - Trine University is reporting its fourth consecutive year of increased enrollment at its main campus in Angola and President Earl Brooks II says "differentiation right now really is the key" for his school's growth and for higher education in general. "You have to look at every year, I think, differently," Brooks says. "I don't think you can make assumptions…

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Technology park has groundbreaking ceremony

Posted: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 11:00 pm | Updated: 6:57 am, Wed Aug 2, 2017. By Ashlee Hoos ahoos@kpcmedia.com | 0 comments ANGOLA — Ground has officially been broken for Technology Way, the technology park being developed at the intersection of Interstate 69 and U.S. 20 in Angola. The development area has already been deemed a tax increment allocation area, with the expectation of promoting development by private parties within the corridor. Angola Mayor Richard Hickman said 13…

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Angola sees big things for park

Site at I-69, US 20 will have groundbreaking Tuesday LISA GREEN | The Journal Gazette Ken Wilson has visions of commerce: more sit-down restaurants and even a hotel at Interstate 69 and U.S. 20 in Angola. On Tuesday, he'll join local officials for a groundbreaking for Angola Innovation Park, which is expected to accelerate economic development at that intersection. The Innovation Park is a 50-acre project with about $4 million, including money from the state's Community Crossings…

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City of Angola recognizes Tourism Director

A day for June in June Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 11:00 pm By Ashlee Hoos ahoos@kpcmedia.com ANGOLA — June 13, 2017, is a day for June in Angola. Angola Mayor Dick Hickman made a proclamation Tuesday morning making Tuesday June Julien Day in Angola. Julien is the executive director of the Steuben County Tourism Bureau, a job that Hickman said plenty of people see her doing, but most don’t know what she really does. He wanted to honor her for her dedication to the community over…

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Angola becomes Hometown Collaboration Initiative community

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs announced Thursday the communities of Angola, Albion, Cumberland, Washington and Brown County have been selected as Generation 5 Communities for the Hometown Collaborative Initiative. HCI is delivered by OCRA as a partnership with Ball State University’s Indiana Communities Institute and Purdue University’s Center for Regional Development. The core principles of HCI are working to gain broad-based input and buy-in that is…

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Open house set for Enterprise Center

ANGOLA — The Enterprise Center, 907 S. Wayne St., is nearing completion and is ready to show the area what it has to offer, and an open house will be held in May to show off the facility. The classrooms now have desks and chairs, and are just awaiting the installation of the audio-visual equipment and computers for each learning station. An Americans with Disabilities Act compliant chair lift has also been installed, and Steuben County Economic Development Executive Director Isaac Lee…

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Enterprise Center nearly ready for students

ANGOLA — Just bring on the students. A week from now when The Enterprise Center should be ready for students, that will be about the only component missing. “We’ll be ready the first week of April,” said Isaac Lee, executive director of the Steuben County Economic Development Corp. On Friday, carpet was being laid in the second floor classrooms at the training facility that is being developed in the former Trans-Guard complex at 907 S. Wayne St. Also on that floor are future offices…

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Invest Steuben Awards honors Companies

(ANGOLA, IN) MARCH 13, 2017           Six plus one businesses were honored with Invest Steuben awards for their investments in the community during a presentation held during the first meeting of the year of the Steuben County Industrial Guild. Six of the businesses were those that helped Angola/Steuben County receive a top rating from Site Selection Magazine for development in 2016. The one was honored for being the first entrepreneur to start operations in the business incubator in…

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Texas, Nebraska Win Site Selection Magazine’s Governor’s Cup Awards

Top Metro and Micropolitan Areas for Corporate Facility Investment Also Named March 3, 2017  (ANGOLA, IN)      Atlanta, March 1, 2017: Texas and Nebraska have won the 2016 Site Selection Governor's Cups. This is the fourth year Site Selection recognizes the state with the most qualifying new and expanded facilities per capita, which Nebraska claims for its capital investment activity in 2016. Texas wins for having the most qualified projects of any state. The 63-year-old Atlanta-based…

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Angola, Steuben County Tied for 18th on Top 100 Micropolitans for 2016

National Recognition March 1, 2017 (ANGOLA,IN)  Angola ranks tied for 18th on the Top 100 Micropolitans list from Site Selection Magazine for the fifth year in a row, making this list six out of the last seven years. In 2016, Steuben County had six projects that qualified to make this list, three of which were based in Angola, IN. Site Selection’s Conway Projects Database focuses on new corporate facility projects with significant impact, including headquarters, manufacturing plants,…

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