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Angola/Fremont Announced as Semifinalist in America’s Best Communities competition

NORWALK, Conn., Jan. 13, 2016 – Celebrations are erupting in 15 communities across the country as residents learn their hometowns are semi-finalists in the America’s Best Communities competition and will continue to compete for the first place prize of $3 million. More than 350 communities nationwide entered the competition after its launch in 2014, and 50 were selected as quarterfinalists in April 2015. Each of the 50 was awarded $50,000 in seed money to develop a Community…

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Ohio-Based Company Picks Steuben County for Plastics-to-Fuel Operation

ASHLEY, Ind. (Dec. 22, 2015) – RES Polyflow, a renewable energy solutions company, announced plans to locate its new Midwest production hub here, creating up to 136 new jobs by 2019.   “With the highest concentration of manufacturing jobs in the nation, Indiana is a leader in advanced manufacturing,” said Governor Mike Pence. “That’s attracting innovative companies like RES Polyflow to bring quality new jobs to Indiana. Whether we’re producing cars,…

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Steuben County awarded $250,000 grant for Workforce Development Programming

Office of Community and Rural Affairs Awards $2 Million for Workforce Development Programming to 8 Indiana Communities Indianapolis – The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) today announced $2 million will be awarded to 8 communities through the Work Force Development Program (WDP). Grant, Howard, Knox, Martin, Starke, Steuben, Perry (Tell City) and Whitley Counties will each receive $250,000 in grant funding for the implementation of new training programs to…

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Manufacturer Chooses Steuben County for New Facility, 60+ Jobs

FREMONT, Ind. (Nov. 13, 2015) – Carver Non-Woven Technologies, a manufacturer of non-woven parts, announced plans today to establish operations here, creating up to 65 new jobs by 2018. The company will invest $17.13 million to renovate and equip the former Amcast Automotive plant at 706 E. Depot, which has been vacant for nearly 10 years. The 143,580-square-foot facility will house state-of-the-art equipment allowing Carver to create high-end, lower weight, quality fiber products for…

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Angola-Fremont Unveils Community Revitalization Plan Submitted to ABC Competition

Funded by the America’s Best Communities competition, the Community Revitalization Plan outlines vision for Angola, Fremont and Steuben County’s future and action plan to achieve it (NOVEMBER 9, 2015) – ANGOLA, IN - For six months, local leaders in Angola, Fremont and Steuben County have been hard at work developing a Community Revitalization Plan to guide the community’s economic future. Today, they unveiled the plan, which will determine whether they will advance in…

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Enterprise Center Advances with Community’s Help

(Angola, Ind.)  July 30, 2015 – The City of Angola, Town of Fremont and Steuben County Economic Development Corporation introduced plans for a multi-purpose project at the former TransGuard facility at 907 South Wayne Street in April of this year.  The project also served as the impetus for the community’s application to the America’s Best Communities (ABC) competition, sponsored by Frontier Communications, Dish Network, CoBank and The Weather Channel. The project…

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Mitel to Mentor Angola and Fremont, Indiana with America’s Best Communities

$10 million America’s Best Communities competition — sponsored by Frontier Communications, DISH Network, CoBank and The Weather Channel — aims to spark innovation and growth in small towns.  Angola and Fremont will be adopted by global communications company Mitel ANGOLA, IND., July 27, 2015 — Across the country, 50 communities are celebrating their victories in the first round of the America’s Best Communities competition, a $10 million initiative to…

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Steuben County Community Foundation sees Promise in local youth

ANGOLA, IN (June 19, 2015) - The Steuben County Community Foundation approved a donation of $25,000 in seed money to support the Steuben County Promise. Steuben County Promise supports all youth in the development of their college and career identity through college and career discovery, academic readiness, and educational savings.  The Steuben County Promise is about encouraging elementary-aged students to pursue their dreams and explore possibilities for their future.  It’s…

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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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