Economic Development News

October Spotlights Staffing Solution for Labor Crunch

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

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.”

Johnson County Wage and Benefit Survey Completed

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

Study reveals several barriers to hiring and contributors to turnover.

Hoosiers Encouraged to Test Internet Speed

By Indiana Broadband Strategic Partnership

This tool gathers data in all areas of Indiana and encourages data-driven broadband investment decisions.

Business Recovery Series: Non-Profits Endure through Support and Technology

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

This story illustrates two important messages about the community. We are caring, and our non-profits are well-run.

Long-Time Business G+H Orthodontics Expands in Franklin, Grows Workforce

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

G&H Orthodontics is relocating to the shell building to accommodate its growing business and expanding workforce.

Business Recovery Series: Home Services Quickly Close Then Recover

By Cyhper

Owners of these businesses found creative ways to navigate the new landscape.

Next Level Jobs Grants Now Available, Employers Encouraged to Move Fast

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

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.

Skillful Talent Four-part Series Workshops Soon Available

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

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.

Centurion Arms Selects Bargersville for Expansion

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

Johnson County’s Milwaukee Tool Project Contributes to Indiana’s Gold Shovel Award

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance assisted with 2020 development

Aspire Releases Greenwood Daytime Population Study Results

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

Half of survey respondents currently work from home and 85% of those workers believe they will continue to do so in the future.

Business Recovery Series: Financial and Legal Industries Embraced Change to Take Care of Businesses

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

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.

Bargersville and Greenwood Increase Available Liquor Permits through Riverfront Districts

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

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.

South Korean Automotive Supplier Expands to Franklin

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

The company manufactures seat frames for Kia, Hyundai and Subaru car makers.

Business Recovery Series: How Local Food and Beverage Makers Survived

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

"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."

Employer Resource Network Hires Its First Success Coach

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

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.

Aspire Spotlights Hiring Employees Out of Judicial System

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

With the employment rate as low as it is, programs like these provide our employers with additional options when it comes to hiring.

Johnson County: Planning Helped Tourism Fare Better than Other Counties

By Festival Country Indiana

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.

Headquarters for ERMCO Relocate to Johnson County

By ERMCO

Major contractor in electrical, systems, and automation to build new 205,000 square-foot facility.

Aspire Announces Finalists for Business Resilience Award

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

Award recognizes employers’ ability to adapt to the COVID pandemic

Indy South Greenwood Airport Growing Business Traffic, Adding New Education Center

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

A new Aeronautical Center of Technology is set to open this autumn at the airport.

Aspire Conducting Study of Remote Workers in Greenwood

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

Survey to determine workers’ impact on community

Aspire Discusses Use of Economic Development Incentives

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

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.

Aspire Board of Directors Elects 2021 Officers

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

Aspire Releases 5-Year Strategy for Diverse, Sustainable Johnson County Economy

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

Plan centers on collaboration among public, private, not-for-profit, education sectors.

Aspire Conducts Economic Development Workshop for Local Officials

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

The workshop provided elected and appointed community leaders the opportunity to understand how incentive tools work in Indiana

Major New Industrial Activity Announced at I-65 Exit 90 in Franklin

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

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.

Milwaukee Tool Chooses Johnson County for New Service Hub, 450+ New Jobs

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

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.

Workforce Training Grant Funding Available to Employers

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

The Next Level Jobs training program allows employers to skill-up current employees and recruit candidates with little to no experience.

Aspire COVID Impact Survey Shows Area Businesses Struggle Yet Endure

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

The survey, conducted April 18-24, involved 100 businesses representing 6,200 full-time and 3,500 part-time jobs.

Support Local Business By Purchasing Aspire Express eGift Cards

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

Open and temporarily closed businesses can sell digital gift cards online; sales revenue fully deposited at point of sale, not redemption.

Aspire Announces New Vice President of Economic Development

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

Amanda Rubadue to manage business attraction, expansion efforts in growing Johnson County.

Indiana Climbs Among Growth States

By Inside Indiana Business

The Hoosier state appears to be bucking the trend of people fleeing the Midwest, according to the do-it-yourself mover U-Haul.

Energizer Plans Hundreds of Jobs for Franklin

By Inside Indiana Business

The company plans to invest more than $62 million to equip the shell building at Franklin Tech Park and create 440 jobs.

Whiteland Breaks Ground on Industrial Project

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

The development will include modern industrial buildings designed for logistics, advanced manufacturing and related uses.

Cummins Plans $35 Million Investment in Greenwood

By Indianapolis Business Journal

Plans include constructing a 100,000-square-foot office building at Interstate 65 and County Line Road in Greenwood.

Poynter Sheet Metal to Expand in Greenwood

By Inside Indiana Business

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.

Fruit Company Selects Greenwood for New Plant

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

California Custom Fruits and Flavors provides custom fruit and flavor ingredients to the dairy, bakery, beverage and food service industries.

Amazon Selects Greenwood for New Center

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

The new $80 million packaging and distribution facility that is expected to create 1,250 full-time jobs.

Biotech Company Plans Long-Term Growth, R&D

By Indiana Economic Development Corporation

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.

Racing Component, Engine Company Moving to Franklin

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

Rapid Prototype primarily produces racing components for their largest customer - Indy Car Penske.