Argos Moves Forward with Manufacturing Center
In today's market, communities without readily available buildings often get glanced over by site selectors. Manufacturing Centers, such as the one being built in Argos, are the solution. The Argos Manufacturing Center is a customizable spec building, located within the town's Shovel Ready certified park. On September 13th, construction plans went before the Argos Technical Review Committee, who did not find any issues. A groundbreaking, along with grading and foundation work will begin in October.
Bourbon Supports Family Dollar Expansion
Planning for future development at the U.S. 30 and S.R. 331 corridor has paid off for Bourbon. On May 9th, the Town Council approved a zoning change to allow Dollar General to expand north of town on S.R. 331. The Town is also committing approximately $80,000 on sewer extension to the property to facilitate the development. This will be a $1 million project with construction projected to begin in November.
Over the past nine months, the Town of Bourbon has worked to develop their Comprehensive Plan. Now Bourbon has hit a new milestone with the conclusion of the public comment period for the plan and adoption by the Bourbon Plan Commission on September 28th. The last step in the process is the final adoption by the Bourbon Town Council on October 10th. Congratulations to the Town of Bourbon and the Steering Committee.
Bremen Business Expansion on the Horizon
One of Bremen's top employers, Southwire Company, has announced the purchase of additional land for an upcoming expansion. Southwire has acquired approximately 28 acres of land next to its facility located at 515 Copperfield Way. Southwire employs over 400 full time workers, and is a vital member of the Bremen business community. This expansion signals continued growth for the company and the entire community.
Bremen Begins Façade Improvements
Thanks to last year's recognition as a Main Street Community, Bremen has begun work on a $60,000 business façade grant project. Ten downtown businesses have applied and been approved for façade work, and several are already underway. The Ameriprise Financial building and historic Anderson & Co. building are the first to get a facelift. Bremen's façade program will meet the goals of Indiana Main Street by preserving historic character and revitalize the downtown area.
Second Time's a Charm for Culver Stellar Site Visit
Culver is nearing the final step in its Stellar application process, and the town has gone the extra mile to ensure its success. On October 5th, the Stellar Selection Committee will come to Culver to evaluate the town and their projects. The day will start with a presentation at the train depot, followed by a tour of the town and some of the projects included in the application. Earlier this month, the Stellar committee distributed 600 flyers detailing their efforts to ensure residents were aware of and excited about the visit and all the good work being done in this "Stellar Community."
"Choose Culver" Flyer Promotes Business Opportunities
Culver is also reaching outside their community by engaging in an innovative marketing strategy aimed at growth. Culver leadership recently released a promotional flyer called "Choose Culver," showcasing all the town has to offer businesses and entrepreneurs. Culver has made significant investment in infrastructure to ensure growth, and is working to achieve Stellar designation to help create workforce housing and gathering spaces that will enhance quality of life. The "Choose Culver" flyer will help let everyone know about these efforts and much more.
LaPaz Rezones Future Commercial Corridor
LaPaz is setting the groundwork for future commercial growth. On September 21st the Marshall County Commissioners adopted an ordinance to rezone an approximately six acre site on the north side of U.S. Hwy 6 and west of the new U.S. Hwy 31. The area has been rezoned from Agricultural to Highway Commercial District, which will take some of the risk away from future developers and allow for more commercial activity in the area. LaPaz plans to annex the property into the town and designate it as a TIF District in the near future.
Movement for Plymouth Manufacturers
Ups and downs are a regular occurrence in the business cycle. In the case of Plymouth, two businesses leaving provides the city with excess capacity and infrastructure that are very unique for a community of this size. All of this is also highly marketable to food producers. The city's water and wastewater capacities are high enough to serve a community
over seven times the size of Plymouth. With the departure of Del Monte and Bay Valley Foods, the infrastructure that supported these operations makes Plymouth an attractive location for large food processors.