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INDOT: I-69 Section 5 on schedule for August 2018

The  Indiana Department of Transportation  is still targeting Aug. 31, 2018, as the date of substantial completion for the Interstate 69 Section 5 project, but there is a caveat.

"We don't control the weather," said Travis Underhill, deputy commissioner for INDOT.

What INDOT does control is management of the project, and since taking that over from I-69 Development
Partners in early August, the state agency feels work is progressing at a much faster pace than it was under the private development company.

Click here for the full article from Indiana Economic Digest
Workforce Development

Morgan County Labor Market Update- August 2017

Labor Force
Previous Month
Previous Year
*Not seasonally adjusted
August 2017 Unemployment Rate IN: 4.0%, US: 4.5%
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.   

Central Indiana homes sales, prices rise amid tight inventories
Existing-home sales in central Indiana rose 3.7 percent in August despite rising prices and an ongoing decline in housing inventory.

In the 15-county area, home sales rose from 3,392 in August 2016 to 3,519 last month, according to data released Tuesday by the  MIBOR Realtor Association.  Area home sales have risen on a year-over-year basis in 19 of the last 22 months.

The total number of active home listings in August dropped 13.3 percent, from 11,334 a year ago to 9,826 at the end of last month. New listings were up 3.4 percent, to 4,171.

The average area home sale price during the year-over-year period rose 6.7 percent, to $205,108. The median price rose 6.1 percent, to $164,275. Pending sales in the area were up 2.5 percent in August, to 3,136.

Statewide, there was a 3.7 percent increase in closed sales in August compared with the same month of 2016, the  Indiana Association of Realtors said, and the average price of a home rose 5.6 percent, to $178,988.
 Click here to read the full article from the Indiana Economic Digest
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.
Sept. 29th-30th
@ St. Thomas Parish
1200 N. Indiana St., Mooresville
Sept. 30th
@ Courthouse Square, Martinsville
Oct. 7th, 5pm-8pm
@ Willowfield Lavender Farm
Oct. 7th-8th
@ Anderson Orchard
Oct. 10th, 6pm-7pm
@ Cedar Creek Winery 
Oct. 15th, 9am
@ Anderson Orchard

Upcoming Business Events

Investor Spotlight

IPL provides retail electric service to more than 480,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Indianapolis and other central Indiana communities. 

Since the company's creation in 1926, IPL's people have been committed to being the best in the industry. IPL continues to safely deliver low-cost electricity and great service, with current residential and commercial rates that are well below industry averages and customer service ratings that are among the best. 

The company and its people continue the tradition of supporting not-for-profits, community organizations and civic initiatives. As one of the area's leading employers, IPL has sponsored major local events, led the way on economic development initiatives and supported city beautification and environmental efforts. 

IPL is a part of The AES Corporation, whose global workforce of 21,000 people is committed to operational excellence and meeting the world's growing power needs.
Learn more about Indianapolis Power & Light

IU Health Morgan believes that every team member is an ambassador for our organization and helps to make us successful. Through their talents and skills and daily work, they uphold and demonstrate our commitment to our mission, vision and values.

Our team of professionals works cooperatively to provide the highest quality healthcare to our patients. We have state-of-the-art technology and facilities operated by highly skilled and trained health care professionals. We encourage our staff to develop professionally and personally. We are determined to keep pace and continue as a leader in the healthcare field.  Visit IU Health Morgan's website today to learn more

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.