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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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Enterprise Center Wins Funding

ANGOLA, IN (December 14, 2016)   The Northern Indiana Lakes Country Enterprise Center in Angola was awarded $323,000 in funding Tuesday by the Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority, which also heard a LaGrange County request for more than $3.8 million to help with construction of the new Michiana Event Center in Shipshewana. The funding is provided via the $42 million Regional Cities Initiative grant that northeast Indiana won last year, which the RDA oversees. Steuben…

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Cameron receives 2016 Press Ganey Guardian Of Excellence Award

ANGOLA, IN (November 30, 2016)  Cameron Memorial Community Hospital has been named a 2016 Guardian of Excellence Award winner by Press Ganey for outstanding performance in ambulatory surgery. The Guardian of Excellence Award recognizes top-performing health care organizations that have consistently achieved the 95th percentile or above of performance in patient experience. The Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award is a nationally-recognized symbol of achievement in health care.…

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Cold Heading gives Fremont Fire Department Donation

FREMONT, IN (November 28, 2016) — Christmas has come early for the Fremont Fire Department, as it has received $25,000 from the Cold Heading Foundation. Jordon Trippe, department public information officer, said Cold Heading’s donation will be used to equip the department’s new fire truck with hoses and medical equipment. In a letter to Fremont Fire Department Chief Eric Hufnagle, Dave Goss, Cold Heading Co. vice president of operations, said the donation was in support of the fire…

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Steuben EDC Returns to RDA this week

ANGOLA, IN (November 14, 2016)           The Steuben County Economic Development Corp. again will be presenting to the Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority a request for funding for the Steuben County Enterprise Center. On Tuesday the SCEDC is returning before the RDA after having been removed from consideration for $700,000 in funding in July. The SCEDC is now seeking $300,000 and lists a project cost of nearly $1.9 million. The request is 17 percent of the project…

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