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2018 Objectives and Perspectives

With the start of the New Year, MCEDC continues to lead efforts that result in the growth of wealth and knowledge in Morgan County.  As new opportunities present themselves and Morgan County feels the winds of change at its back, MCEDC continues to assist local leaders in maximizing opportunities that will enhance the quality of life in Morgan County.


Let's take a look at some of the expected, 2018 MCEDC action items as noted below:


·         Strengthen our support of industry via our partnership with the Community Foundation of Morgan County as it develops lifelong learning resources that support our schools, students and the adult workforce.  Soft skill development and skilled labor availability are critical issues that must be addressed and resolved if we want commerce and industry to thrive in Morgan County.


·         Furthering our support of existing employers through business retention and expansion discussions to ensure that local regulations and costs are not detrimental to growth.


·         In Martinsville, focusing on three key areas for new investment including the redevelopment of the historic courthouse square, the redevelopment of the South Morton Avenue/SR 39 corridor as it relates to the interstate project, and real estate located to the east of the interstate project.


·         In Mooresville, we are funding an engineering review to identify and resolve storm water drainage issues that affect key real estate in and around Flagstaff Business Park - nearly 400 acres identified for potential industrial development.


·         Small business assistance and counsel to entrepreneurs seeking resources and opportunities in Morgan County including the appropriate utilization of our USDA revolving loan fund.


·         Participation in efforts to identify the Indianapolis metropolitan region as an optimum location for business investment and operations, and to compete for those investment opportunities.


·         Enhance our use of social media to deliver the message that Morgan County is open for business and is a viable option for people that seek to make a difference in central Indiana.  Quality of place and quality of life are important factors that people consider when deciding where they want to be - why not Morgan County?


It's a snapshot and there is no doubt that it will be a changing, scenic environment in 2018.  We look forward to partnering with you to make it the best year ever for business, industry and economic activity in Morgan County - make your investment count!

-Mike Dellinger
Executive Director

Mooresville School Approves Adult Ed. Partnership

The Mooresville Consolidated School Corporation (MCSC) Board of Trustees heard a presentation on the reintroduction of adult education courses during its monthly meeting Tuesday.
The adult education courses are offered through a partnership with Wayne Township Adult Education, Ivy Tech Community College, Vincennes University (VU) and WorkOne.

According to MCSC superintendent Randy Taylor, over 42 percent of students in the district receive free and reduced lunch.
"We have an opportunity to partner in adult education and hopefully start bringing some of these numbers down providing not only a GED, but actually training," Taylor said.

The hope is that by offering the education courses to adults, including parents, the district might be able to reduce the number of students on free and reduced lunch.

Taylor then introduced Christy McIntyre and Amy Richmund from Wayne Township Adult Education.
Patrick Biggerstaff, Director of Career and Technical Education for Area 31, also spoke on the partnership.

"We are, as a group, absolutely ecstatic that we can expand the passions and opportunity to the adult education space," Biggerstaff said....

Click here for the full article from the Report-Times

A Great Year for Morgan County
From the release of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Section 6 of the Interstate 69 project, to projects taking place in downtown Mooresville and Martinsville, 2017 was a busy year for economic development in Morgan County.

For Mike Dellinger, executive director of the Morgan County Economic Development Corp., the biggest impact in the county in 2017 was the interstate project.

The county now knows where Section 6 of the interstate will be built and where the interchanges will be constructed throughout the area.

"While change is inevitable, growth is not a given," Dellinger said, adding that the project could help bring a growth in wealth and knowledge for the county.

Dellinger believes 2017 was a continued movement for the county in understanding how the future is played by the infrastructure in the county.

"The interstate defines where the infrastructure is going to be," Dellinger said. "And the mindset is turning toward the growth of knowledge and wealth."

One thing that Dellinger has heard from business leaders is the need for a workforce to live close to their workplace. ...

Click here to read the full article from the Reporter-Times
Workforce Development

Morgan County Labor Market Update- November 2017

Labor Force
Previous Month
Previous Year
3.3 3.3
*Not seasonally adjusted
November 2017 Unemployment Rate IN: 3.4%, US: 3.9%
Source: Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Labor Force does not include retired persons, students, those taking care of children or other family members, and others who are neither working nor seeking work.   

More News Around Morgan County

Upcoming Community Events

Check Visit Morgan County's handy calendar to find all sorts of events coming up throughout the county. Take a look at what's going on  this month , or search by date, event category, keyword or location.

Every Friday starting at 6PM
@ A to Z Auction House
*Free Event*
Jan. 11th 5PM-8PM
@ Zydeco's Cajun in Mooresville
*Free Event*
Jan. 12th 6PM-9PM
@ The Art Sanctuary of Indiana,
*Free Event*
Every Friday night
@ Ralph & Ava's Cafe, 
*Free Event*
Every Friday at 6:55PM-7:10PM
in Martinsville
Every Thursday night
@ Ralph and Ava's Cafe, 
*Free Event*

Upcoming Business Events

Investor Spotlight

TOA (USA) is a subsidiary of Japan-based TOA Industries Co. Ltd. A Tier 1 supplier to Subaru and Toyota, TOA (USA) established its only U.S. facility in Mooresville in 2000, with the number of expansions now in the double digits.

TOA (USA),LLC. has introduced transfer presses, including a 3,000-tons class press, in order to enable manufacture of any size of parts. By doing this, we have successfully met the needs of automakers for safe and lightweight parts.  In the future, we are planning to double the scale of the TOA (USA),LLC. facility and to establish a parts production system capable of supplying parts for 200,000 cars annually so that TOA (USA),LLC. will emerge as the first class automotive parts plant in North America.

Click here to learn more about TOA (USA), LLC

Serving more than one million natural gas customers in Indiana and west-central Ohio and 143,000 electric customers in southwest Indiana, Vectren is committed to helping customers Live Smart by providing tools and resources to manage energy usage.

Vectren Corporation is an energy holding company headquartered in Evansville, Ind. Vectren's wholly owned subsidiary, Vectren Utility Holdings, Inc., serves as the intermediate holding company for three operating utilities: Vectren Energy Delivery of Indiana - North (Vectren North), Vectren Energy Delivery of Indiana - South (Vectren South) and Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio (VEDO).

Mike Dellinger
3 17.760.4150

LeeDa Allen

The MCEDC works to attract new companies to the county and assists existing companies by providing educational opportunities and resources that foster growth.