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Rush County, Indiana is a busy place that’s focused on the future. To give you a glimpse of what’s happening today, we’ve included links you may find interesting!

Commerce Park receives Indiana Site Certified Prime Designation

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Officials from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA), the Rushville Redevelopment Commission and the City of Rushville announced the Commerce Park at Rushville was designated Indiana Site Certified Prime. “We are honored to receive the ‘Prime Shovel Ready Certification’ from the State of Indiana,” Mayor Mike Pavey said. “The Commerce Park at [Read More…]

Site Selection Magazine Recognizes “Stellar” Rush County

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Shining Stars A program focused on quality of place is yielding positive economic and wellness results in 16 small Indiana towns — with more to come. by ADAM BRUNS If you’ve seen the inspirational film “Breaking Away,” you know that the locals known as “cutters” got their name from Indiana’s limestone business, which has produced [Read More…]

Rushville Community Celebrates Grand Opening of Rush to Work Job Center

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Rush to Work Job Center offers a unique “one-stop-shop” benefiting employers and job applicants alike. Partnership was the catalyst and cause for celebration Wednesday, February 7, as the Rushville, Indiana community cut the grand opening ribbon for the Rush to Work Job Center.  Born of a collaboration among Eastern Indiana Works, Ivy Tech, the City [Read More…]

Economic development leaders discuss jobs and training center

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Economic development stakeholders inspected the redevelopment efforts of the former “Bowen-Carter” building in downtown Rushville this week. When completed, the front of the building will house the local WorkOne office managed by Eastern Indiana Works. The rear of the building will be the home of a new manufacturer-driven regional training center under the direction of [Read More…]

Rushville chosen for 2016 Stellar Community

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Lt. Governor Eric Holcomb announces Rushville and Corydon as the 2016 Designees of the Stellar Communities Designation Program (SCDP). Launched in 2011, the Stellar Communities Designation Program is a multi-agency partnership designed to recognize Indiana’s smaller communities that have identified comprehensive community and economic development projects and activities as well as next steps and key [Read More…]

Annual Pioneer Steam Show approaches

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The four-day running of the Pioneer Engineers Club is held annually the first weekend in August and this year will mark the 68th running of the event. Advance-Rumely steam engines and Allis Chalmers Tractors will be featured this year. Daily activities include parade, a working line-shaft machine shop, plowing demonstrations, sawmilling, threshing, a blacksmith shop, [Read More…]

ECDC Helping Small Businesses Grow in Rush County

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The Rush County ECDC and Chamber of Commerce regularly sponsor educational programs to help our small businesses prosper. The upcoming workshop will focus on important role of marketing in growing a business. The event will take place June 21 from 8-9am at River Point Office Suites. Participants need to register by calling (765) 282-9950 or [Read More…]

ECDC and Chamber of Commerce Sponsoring High School Job Fair

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“We wanted to be sure the students who were graduating knew about all the services available to them to help with finding and keeping a job”, said Sandy Fussner, Executive Director of the Chamber. “WorkOne has an amazing array of things to offer, from their job matching program to free training to help with paying [Read More…]

RUSHVILLE selected as Finalist in Stellar Communities Program

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Six cities and towns have been named finalists for this year’s Stellar Communities program. The statewide initiative involves funding and resources for projects designed to improve quality of life in smaller Hoosier communities. The state says Stellar Communities helps with “transformative” efforts to plan, leverage existing assets, foster regional investments and stimulate long-term growth. It [Read More…]

Rush County ECDC awarded grant from The Foreign Trade Zone program

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The Rush County Economic and Community Development Corporation (ECDC) was recently the recipient of an $8,300 grant from the Greater Indianapolis Foreign Trade Zone, Inc. The ECDC will use these grant funds to promote the Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) program. They will market the benefits of the FTZ program to existing businesses in Rush County [Read More…]