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Steuben County supports Miller Poultry Expansion

Orland, Ind., May 12, 2015 - The Steuben County Council granted Pine Manor, Inc. (dba: Miller Poultry) a ten year tax abatement on an estimated $9 million in building expansion and $4.15 million in new machinery and equipment.  The company estimated adding 34 new employees over the next four year to the existing 560 which are presently employed at the facility located south of Orland, on State Road 327.  The Steuben County Council also approved compliance forms for the…

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Angola and Fremont Advance in America’s Best Communities Competition

FORT WAYNE, Ind., April 29, 2015 — Angola and Fremont are celebrating their victory in the first round of the America’s Best Communities competition, a $10 million initiative to stimulate economic revitalization in small towns and cities. Frontier Communications, DISH Network, The Weather Channel and CoBank — the contest’s sponsors — today announced Angola and Fremont, as a collaborative effort, have advanced into the quarterfinals of this innovative competition,…

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Angola Investment Fund Approves Two Loans

KPC News Report  By Jennifer Decker  ANGOLA — The Angola Investment Fund Board approved three-year $50,000 loans for two businesses Monday.  C&K Tool and Indiana Machine Product received the loans. Both companies originally requested $100,000, but the board felt a maximum of $50,000 was more reasonable.   C&K Tool C&K Tool, 240 Growth Parkway, manufactures machined components for the medical and aerospace fields. The company will use the loan for…

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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 council.  IMP Holdings and…

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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 by TransGuard and a…

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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 low-interest forgivable loans…

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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 student in grades kindergarten…

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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 13 companies from a variety of…

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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 Wayne Street properties.…

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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. “This interchange is a…

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