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Noble County on the Grow - September Newsletter
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The Noble County Economic Development Corporation (NCEDC) is working hard – not only to attract new business to our county, but also to provide services
to businesses and industries that already call 
Noble County home.

Golf Outing Helps Strengthen Ties 

The first-ever Noble County Manufacturing and Education Alliance golf outing and cornhole tournament took place on Wednesday, July 29, at Noble Hawk Golf Links in Kendallville. The event was hosted by the Noble County EDC. 
60 participants from educational institutions and industries attended this networking event. The goal of the MEA is to increase collaboration between the educational entities and the manufacturing sector, which will lead to the development of career-ready graduates.

At the conclusion of the event, Tom Leedy from the Dekko Foundation discussed the current state of the Noble County workforce. He reinforced the importance of collaboration between the schools and businesses. 

The feedback from the event was positive. Bob Marshall, president of the Noble County EDC board, commented: “The first annual Manufacturing and Education Alliance golf outing and cornhole tournament was a success. We have built the foundation for this event and hope to have an even bigger turnout for next year. We have only  scratched the surface of what we can achieve with the collaboration of manufacturing and education in Noble County.”
 

Watch this video recap of the event

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"Road to One Million"

The Northeast Indiana Regional Cities effort has crystallized into a distinct goal, which is to have 1 million people living and working in northeast Indiana. Recently, hundreds of people from across northeast Indiana gathered in Fort Wayne to see the region’s proposal for the "Regional Cities" initiative. If we are selected we would receive $42 million in state funding over the next two years. The region has developed a list of projects, which were included in the application that are intended to kick-start the population growth in the 11-county region. This reinforces the fact that regions must work together to prosper in the future. 
The desired outcome is for the region to achieve a population growth of 2.1% per year, while attracting talent. Then northeast Indiana could reach 1 million by 2031.

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Region's Top Transportation Projects

 

Expanding U.S. 33 to a four-lane freeway, adding lanes to U.S. 6, widening S.R. 205 and making S.R. 9 a “super two” highway sit atop a list of 54 desired regional transportation and logistics projects that have been announced. The list of projects were developed by Conexus Indiana and its Northeast Regional Logistics Council, which includes representatives from area transportation-and logistics-related businesses, and economic development organizations. It targets all four methods of delivering goods: road, rail, air and water. The 54 proposed projects that together would cost roughly $4 billion are contained in a report titled “Accelerating Manufacturing Excellence Through World-Class Logistics.”

County Teams up for Training Grant

 
The economic development organizations of Noble and Whitley County have decided to work together in the hope that their residents can obtain new work skills. The two counties will partner to apply for up to $250,000 in grant funds from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs that can be put toward worker training programs. Through reviewing the scoring guidelines for the grant it was determined that counties who collaborate will likely score higher and have a greater chance of receiving the grant. The Noble County EDC board and Noble County Commissioners are supportive of working with Whitley County on this endeavor as Smith Green Community School Corporation serves residents from both counties. Noble County has been proactive in developing incumbent worker training programs for certification in Welding, CNC Machining and Maintenance. Governmental entities from across the county have also committed funds totaling $50,000 to develop an incumbent worker training fund.
 
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Noble County on the Grow
 

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illennium Industries Ready to Hire 50

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villa Buys Land for Industrial Park

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