March 2, 2018


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MCEDC Annual Meeting March 8th;
Guest Speaker to Focus on Local Gov't. Finance

As a reminder, MCEDC's annual meeting will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. at SCI REMC's corporate office in Martinsville. Come enjoy lunch catered by Mooresville's Ralph and Ava's as we listen to our guest speaker, Jim Higgins, discuss local government finances. If you have no yet RSVPed but plan to attend, please be sure to reply via your Eventbrite invitation that was emailed or you can contact us at or by telephone, 317.831.9544 to confirm your attendance.
IMPORTANT- please keep in mind that parking is for REMC business customers and others. If you can, please park across the street in the shopping center parking lot on Morton Ave. 
We look forward to seeing you on March 8th!

Click here 
to register for 
MCEDC's Annual Meeting 
through Eventbrite

Student Safety is No. 1: School districts discuss security after shooting

By: Alexis Fitzpatrick, 
       Reporter Times

The Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Florida, which claimed the lives of 17 students and teachers, has brought the discussion of school safety to the forefront of the nation's attention.

For the administrations of Morgan County's different school districts, keeping children and staff safe is always a top priority. That protection comes in the form of locked doors during the school day, cameras, radios, safety plans and constant contact with law enforcement. However, each school system has its own unique challenges and tactics.


Click here
 for the full article from the Reporter-Times

'Companion Care' Business Opens Downtown

By: Lance Gideon
       Reporter TImes

A ribbon-cutting ceremony can be a momentous occasion for a new business owner.

On Tuesday, representatives from the Martinsville Chamber of Commerce and city were in downtown to celebrate a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Hope in Faith's Companion Care.

Faith Arvin, owner of the home health care business, said she has been interested in helping people since she was a child.

"When I was younger, my sister passed away," Arvin said.

Her sister Hope was born premature. The name of the business is a combination of her and Hope's names.

Arvin's father passed away when she was 8 years old from a brain aneurysm.
"That just really inspired me to do more," Arvin said.

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Workforce Development

Morgan County Labor Market Update- January 2018

Labor Force
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**Due to Federal benchmarking, the January 2018 Indiana Employment Report will be released on March 12, 2018 and the January 2108 Indiana County, City and MSA 
Employment Report will be released on March 13, 2018. The reports will be included 
in our April newsletter.**

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.

Mar. 2nd-18th, various times
Merry MAC Players 

Mar. 9th-10th
@Bradford Woods, Martinsville
Mar. 10th, 11AM-2PM
@ MG House, Mooresville
*Free Event*
Mar. 17th, 12PM
@ Double B Arena, Mooresville 
*$75 per person* 
Mar. 24th, 1PM-4PM
@ Martinsville Fire Department &Martinsville Police Gun Range
*$50 per person*
April 1st, 1PM-5PM
@ Martinsville Fire Department
*$50 per person*

Upcoming Business Events

Investor Spotlight


The City of Martinsville, was founded in 1822 and is the County Seat of Morgan County, Indiana. From 1888 until 1968, visitors sought out the many artesian mineral water health spas, which were called "Sanitariums" for health benefits. On top of what used to be the National Sanitarium a refurbished neon sign still displays "Martinsville City of Mineral Water" as it did then. In 1899, Eugene Shireman, started Grassyfork Fisheries, giving Martinsville the nickname, "Goldfish Capital of the World." Some of his fisheries can be seen today throughout Shireman Estates Subdivision.

Click here to learn more about Martinsville, Indiana


Mooresville, Indiana is a town located in the heartland of America that combines a small town atmosphere with the benefits of a big city. It offers a beautiful Midwestern setting for high quality family life. Just 10 miles southwest of our state capital, Indianapolis, Mooresville is located next to a major distribution center and international air hub. Because of all it has to offer, Mooresville is the "Crossroads of Progress" and is becoming the new home of many businesses and families.

Click here  to learn more about Mooresville, IN

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.