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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!

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…]

JOB OPENING for Client Services Manager at Rush County ECDC

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The Rush County Economic and Community Development Corporation (ECDC), a primary economic development partner in Rushville and Rush County, seeks a qualified individual to join the economic development team in order to foster public/private partnerships that result in private sector investment and job creation. JOB DESCRIPTION The Client Services Manager is a full-time exempt position [Read More…]

Commerce Park at Rushville featured in BUILDING INDIANA magazine

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An article about the official opening of the Commerce Park at Rushville was recently featured in the Jan/Feb issue of BUILDING INDIANA magazine.  Pictured were Sandy Fussner, Director, Chamber of Commerce; John McCane, ECDC Executive Director, State Representative Tom Saunders, Mayor Mike Pavey, City Clerk Treasurer Ann Copley, Morgan Reardon, Project Inspector for Butler, Fairman [Read More…]

City of Rushville to host Brownfields Informational Meeting on January 29th

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The City of Rushville was recently awarded a $364,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  The grant supports EPA’s goals and objectives to promote sustainable and livable communities.  The City’s goals for its Brownfields Program are to create jobs, eliminate public health impacts, and remove blighted/unsafe conditions and environmental threats to area residents. By [Read More…]