In case you missed it: Aspire hosted an Economic Outlook Breakfast event at Mallow Run Winery in Bargersville on November 8th.
Indiana is known for its robust college and university system. However, the local workforce is at risk of losing this home-grown talent to “brain-drain”, or the movement of educated and talented workers to career opportunities outside of the state.
On March 31st, the Town of Whiteland was impacted by an EF-2/EF-3 tornado that damaged residential areas and the Mohr Industrial Park. Since then, the town has displayed remarkable resilience, rallying together to support their own citizens affected by the storm and expediting the recovery process.
Providing diverse housing options within a community is crucial for creating a vibrant and resilient environment that caters to the evolving needs of its residents. From young professionals to families and retirees, the journey through life and professional endeavors varies, demanding a spectrum of housing choices.
The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration's Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning (OECOSL) has unveiled the Employer-Sponsored Child Care Fund, a new initiative as part of Governor Eric Holcomb's 2023 Next Level Agenda.
Communities in Johnson County like Greenwood and Whiteland are opening the doors to their residents and inviting them to participate in the comprehensive planning process.
The City of Franklin is addressing the growing nuisance known as "cable pollution.” Cable pollution is the result of the negligence of telecommunications providers that leave cable infrastructure no longer in service decaying and unattended to.
Central Indiana's industrial real estate market has experienced notable shifts in 2023, marked by decreased demand and a surplus of available options.
Internship programs play a pivotal role in shaping the workforce of tomorrow, providing students with real-world experience and businesses with fresh talent.
In pursuit of fostering growth and resilience within the Johnson County and Indianapolis workforces, Aspire supports local employers and their connection to essential childcare resources.
Aspire will host Creating Your Internship Experience in 6 Steps on August 9 to educate employers on how they can create internship programs that will fit their organizations, regardless of the organization’s size, and there is no cost to attend.
Economic development incentives are essential for thriving commercial, industrial, and residential areas to crystallize.
In gauging how healthy a local economy is like Johnson County’s, many will first look to its commercial and industrial centers to see how full the restaurants are or how busy the factories seem.
As we celebrate the nation’s birthday and reflect on its political history and evolution, it is a great time to learn about the history and evolution of America’s chambers of commerce and how they shaped the existing economic system of today.
Aspire is thrilled to announce a generous grant of $10,000 from the TCU Foundation.
According to an article from LinkedIn Talent Solutions, 58% of entry-level jobs are filled by college graduates.
No, this is not a disciplinary note from school. Aspire is currently collaborating with education partners to offer work-based learning and career exploration programs.
Aspire is launching a marketing campaign this month to introduce Johnson County to companies across the US in the life sciences industry.
New restaurants have been popping up in Bargersville, contributing to the town's growth and revitalization.
Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance is excited to feature ERMCO for a company spotlight to highlight their contributions to the local business community.
Aspire’s School-to-Work Specialist, Jennifer Hollingshead, has been working with schools and employers across Johnson County, providing career exploration and work-based learning opportunities to local high school students at all six county schools since August of last year.
The Indiana Department of Transportation is tasked with awarding grants to towns, cities and counties across the state to improve infrastructure such as bridges, sidewalks and roads.
Although often overlooked, bus drivers are critical to the transportation system in both urban and rural areas where driving is the only way to get from point A to point B.
Aspire’s School to Work Specialist, Jennifer Hollingshead, recently coordinated tours for local high school seniors to several businesses at the cutting edge of their respective advanced industries.
The board of directors will vote on this slate of nominees at its November meeting.
Aspire is launching an adult education fair to help strengthen our adult workforce by expanding on skills through additional education.
National Disability Employment Awareness Month Helps Employers See Value of Disability Inclusion in October and Year Round
This October will mark the 77th anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness Month or NDEAM.
A new economic impact study shows tourism contributed $341.3 million to Johnson County’s economy in 2021, up from $255.7 million in 2017.
Aspire has just wrapped up a successful summer of field trips to educate teachers and guidance counselors on youth job opportunities in Johnson County.
Downtown Franklin is taking on a new look as historic and/or underutilized homes are rehabilitated and turned into desirable properties.
Aspire and Earlywood Educational Services have joined forces to create a powerful partnership to build the local K-12 talent pipeline for employers.
Aspire has conducted a mid-year check on some of these businesses and found that they continue to face supply-chain challenges, as do other companies today.
While mortgage rates creep up nationwide, local housing professionals agree demand remains steady.
An unassuming structure located on a county road near Whiteland is actually a school that teaches woodworking and a variety of other creative skills.
Interns will complete the internship with an understanding of the impact of municipal government, economic development, quality of life, and nonprofits have on a community.
This is an opportunity to work directly with existing and potential new businesses to support business location, expansion, and success.
The Franklin Tech Park was among the first industrial developments at Interstate 65 and State Road 44, where growth is starting to boom.
Each winner and finalist embraced challenges and found new ways to achieve success.
Sanchez is the Vice President and General Counsel of Endress+Hauser USA where she serves as legal counselor and strategic advisor for the company’s North America region.
The Johnson County-wide initiative is designed to identify opportunities to further develop and build a school-to-career labor pool pipeline.
Aspire’s first-ever Discover Your Career Path Forum held recently was an outright success, attracting some 30 high school students and their parents to learn about in-demand career opportunities in the skilled trades.
The company provides equipment to first responders and EMS agencies across the country.
This Transit Plan outlines existing transportation trends and explores potential transportation type and network goals for Northern Johnson County.
Johnson County's tourism agency set records for key indicators during 2021, including website traffic, social media reach, advertising campaign impressions,and generated revenue.
The project includes additional lanes in each direction, sidewalks on both sides, new traffic signals and a new four-lane bridge over I-65.
The objective of the campaign was to convey the message that Johnson County is the best place to live and work.
The Bemis Group development, scheduled to be completed by late 2023, will help Franklin meet the demand for upscale housing and spur investment.
Community development is a key piece of Johnson County’s total economic development.
The issue with employment is not only finding talent but retaining it.
“Our volunteer teams are an extension of Aspire and are integral to achieving our strategic plan goals.”
Bargersville is taking aggressive steps to improve its downtown, reaping a variety of benefits for residents and investors alike.
Aspire supports communities in negotiating and analyzing the benefit of providing incentives versus the cost, and it also shepherds projects through the public approval process.
Maurer’s role will be integral to Aspire’s growth and retention strategies.
Approximately 80 percent of new jobs and investments come from companies already operating here. These efforts complement aggressive efforts to attract new businesses to the community.
Aspire collaborates with housing stakeholders including developers, real estate agents, planners, consultants, and community leaders to understand issues and develop solutions affecting affordability, quality, regulatory issues, and infrastructure needs.
ERN has proven to be a powerful ally to help local businesses with employee retention.
Aspire maintains a database of sites and buildings that makes it easier to submit potential locations to the site selector.
The 180 Alliance Region is the newly formed formal partnership of Boone, Hendricks, Johnson, Montgomery, Morgan, and Putnam counties.
The purpose of NDEAM is to celebrate the many great contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. This year’s theme is “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion.”
Study reveals several barriers to hiring and contributors to turnover.
This tool gathers data in all areas of Indiana and encourages data-driven broadband investment decisions.
This story illustrates two important messages about the community. We are caring, and our non-profits are well-run.
G&H Orthodontics is relocating to the shell building to accommodate its growing business and expanding workforce.
Owners of these businesses found creative ways to navigate the new landscape.
The Next Level Jobs program reimburses employers who train, hire, and retain new or existing workers to fill in-demand positions in a half dozen priority sectors.
The new Skillful Talent Series is a four-part workshop that walks employers through attraction of the right talent, candidate evaluation, selection and onboarding, and employee retention.
Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance assisted with 2020 development
Half of survey respondents currently work from home and 85% of those workers believe they will continue to do so in the future.
While last summer was the most difficult period, he said, clients began returning later in the year when the economic climate began to settle down and the business situation stabilized.
The “riverfront” can be property located within 1,500 feet of virtually any body of running water — a creek or brook will meet the criteria.
The company manufactures seat frames for Kia, Hyundai and Subaru car makers.
"For everyone, food and beverage businesses are places of celebration, connection, relaxation and discovery. Their survival and comeback are not just the story of this one industry, but about all of us."
spire is part of the Community Core Team tasked with launching and leading the ERN program along with the Johnson County Community Foundation, United Way of Johnson County, Ivy Tech Community College and Express Employment Professionals.
With the employment rate as low as it is, programs like these provide our employers with additional options when it comes to hiring.
Tourism is big business in Johnson County, creating $255 million in spending, generating $60.2 million in tax revenues, resulting in $183.2 million in tourist spending, and creating nearly 2,921 jobs and $50.2 million in wages.
Major contractor in electrical, systems, and automation to build new 205,000 square-foot facility.
Award recognizes employers’ ability to adapt to the COVID pandemic
A new Aeronautical Center of Technology is set to open this autumn at the airport.
Survey to determine workers’ impact on community
The program will provide information on economic development in our area, discuss how new company leads are sent through the lead funnel, and review how our municipalities make the determination of what project they will pursue.
Plan centers on collaboration among public, private, not-for-profit, education sectors.
The workshop provided elected and appointed community leaders the opportunity to understand how incentive tools work in Indiana
Sunbeam is constructing a 519,000-square-foot building to suit a prospective tenant’s specifications and will be available in the first quarter 2021.
This new centralized repair facility will complement the company’s other service hub in Greenwood, Mississippi; both will act as the main axis points for the company’s service operations for users around the nation.
The Next Level Jobs training program allows employers to skill-up current employees and recruit candidates with little to no experience.
The survey, conducted April 18-24, involved 100 businesses representing 6,200 full-time and 3,500 part-time jobs.
Amanda Rubadue to manage business attraction, expansion efforts in growing Johnson County.
The Hoosier state appears to be bucking the trend of people fleeing the Midwest, according to the do-it-yourself mover U-Haul.
The company plans to invest more than $62 million to equip the shell building at Franklin Tech Park and create 440 jobs.
The development will include modern industrial buildings designed for logistics, advanced manufacturing and related uses.
Plans include constructing a 100,000-square-foot office building at Interstate 65 and County Line Road in Greenwood.
The $4.2 million project includes a 54,000-square-foot addition to the existing facility, new equipment and 40 new employees within the next two years.
California Custom Fruits and Flavors provides custom fruit and flavor ingredients to the dairy, bakery, beverage and food service industries.
The new $80 million packaging and distribution facility that is expected to create 1,250 full-time jobs.
The company, which develops pharmaceutical and diagnostic biological reagents, is investing $1.5 million to expand and renovate its nearly 3,000-square foot facility in Franklin.
Rapid Prototype primarily produces racing components for their largest customer - Indy Car Penske.