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Angola Firms Enjoy Growth

By Jennifer Decker jdecker@kpcmedia.com  ANGOLA — Economic development once again was a common theme at Monday’s Angola Common Council meeting as for companies were thanked for continuing to invest in the city.   Council granted tax abatements to two companies planning to make $930,000 and $1 million in investments. Dave Koenig, executive director of Steuben County Economic Development Corp. reviewed what each company is doing with…

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Northern Indiana Lakes Country Enterprise Center Moves Forward

By Mike Marturello mmarturello@kpcmedia.com   ANGOLA — Steuben County Commissioners approved spending $100,000 in Major Moves money to help fund purchase of properties in Angola for use as the Northern Indiana Lakes Country Enterprise Center on Monday.  The money will be spent for development proposed by the Steuben County Economic Development Corp. to develop the enterprise center on Angola’s south side, at property formerly housed…

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Steuben County Offers Advanced Manufacturing Scholarships

ANGOLA — An educational foundation and Steuben County Economic Development Corp. announced a scholarship program Thursday geared to advanced manufacturing students.  Questa Education Foundation and SCEDC offer the Questa Scholars Program for those working toward an advanced manufacturing degree. The funding for the program is intended to increase awareness and need in Steuben County for skilled advanced manufacturing employees. The program offers…

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Steuben County Makes a ‘Promise’

Angola, Ind. (March 19, 2015) -  For the youngest students in Steuben County, college is no longer simply a faraway place they imagine—it is a place they will visit and see for themselves. Steuben County has been selected as a pilot community for Promise Indiana, a college and career readiness program started in Wabash County in 2013. The Promise helps spark conversation with youth about their dreams for the future during the elementary years. Every…

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Invest Steuben Awards Presented

(Angola, Ind.)  The Steuben County Industrial Guild and Steuben County Economic Development Corporation recognized those business in the community that made significant investments in buildings and equipment in 2014, resulting in employment growth in the community.  The Guild and EDC recognize those companies that make a contribution to the community’s economic growth and prosperity annually. Companies recognized at the annual luncheon include…

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Enterprise Center Takes Shape

(Angola, Ind.)  Efforts of the Steuben County Economic Development Corporation to transform a vacant industrial complex on the south side of Angola into an Enterprise Center have received promising reviews.  The EDC has been considering the project for a number of months, according to Dave Koenig, Executive Director of the EDC.  Design Collaborative, a Fort Wayne architectural firm has been preparing preliminary designs for the 901, 903 and 907 South…

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Angola Proceeds with Interstate 69 Redevelopment Plan

ANGOLA (January 21, 2015)  The Angola Common Council approved a 77-page plan Tuesday to shape future economic development at the Interstate 69 and U.S. 20 interchange.   The Angola I-69 Interchange Economic Development Plan was created by HWC Engineering, Indianapolis. The plan will serve as a tool to engage developers. City officials said before the plan was approved, potential developers have come knocking with an interest in the interchange.…

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Local Radio Network and AdLarge Media form Exclusive Partnership

NEW YORK, NY, & ANGOLA, IN, January 20, 2015 – Local Radio Networks, Inc. (LRN) has partnered with AdLarge Media to enter the 24/7 music radio format business, beginning with six initial offerings programmed to meet the needs of radio broadcasters.  The first six formats are Adult Contemporary, Hot Adult Contemporary, Mainstream Country, Classic Country, Classic Rock, and Oldies, with additional formats to be added soon.  AdLarge Media will…

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Steuben County Approves Tax Incentives for D.A.S. Services’ Growth

Angola, Ind. (December 9, 2014)  D.A.S. Services, Inc. announced plans to expand its Angola operation, adding 4,800 square feet onto their existing facility.  Along with the building addition, D.A.S. plans to install a new Haas CNC lathe with live tooling.  The company also plans the addition of two employees to their existing workforce of 17.  DAS Services is a 21 year old company founded by David Short, Barbara Short and Kevin Bussard. …

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Solar Usage Now (SUN) Expands Hamilton Production Capacity

Hamilton, Ind. (November 26, 2014)  A solar energy company that acquired a building in Hamilton in July 2011 announced plans to expand the production at the facility in early 2015.  Solar Usage Now (SUN) has used the 22,500 sq. ft. facility in Hamilton for production, sales and installation of its SUN Equinox solar hot water system since 2011.  SUN, in partnership with JMG Solar who's founder and president, Joe Garton, has 28 years of…

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