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2019 Bullet Points

Looking for a little change on the Morgan County horizon? Consider these 2019 bullet points:

  • Morgan County has more residential lots platted and available for development than it has had in a decade.

  •  Morgan County, the City of Martinsville and the Town of Mooresville have actively pursued updates to land use planning to ensure smart, concentrated growth.

  • Retailers are responding to data that indicate growth in our local market – new storefronts and establishments.

  • The City of Martinsville is at the center of the I-69 construction scene with local street and road projects getting under way in February.

  • Mooresville’s Redevelopment Commission has acquired 116 acres for industrial development and will build a spec building for new manufacturing growth.

  • Several local manufacturers have expressed plans to expand operations in Morgan County.

  • FloSource will occupy its new facility in Mooresville’s Flagstaff Business Park mid-year.

  • Indiana Agriculture and Technology School will continue to make statewide, distance-learning headway with Ag education while utilizing more Morgan County resources.

  • Morgan County RDC will continue its sanitary sewer project to benefit Waverly and stimulate growth along the I-69 corridor.

  • Martinsville will emphasize the need for industrial and residential development sites.

  • Ivy Tech Community College is pushing partnerships with local schools to ready our workforce for future employment opportunities.

 It’s shaping up to be a year of change and progress – are you ready?


By: Susan Orr,
Indianapolis Business Journal

Rep. Justin Moed, D-Indianapolis, is hoping to get traction on two bills he has authored on hot-button Indianapolis transportation topics: the Interstate 65/Interstate 70 inner loop around downtown, and the prohibition on light rail projects in the city.

Both bills have been assigned to the House Roads and Transportation Committee, but no further action has been taken on either.

The interstate bill would prohibit the  Indiana Department of Transportation  from changing the current location of the inner loop if those changes involve above-grade walls and additional lanes of traffic.

“The goal is to make sure that neighborhoods along the proposed construction route are protected as best as possible. These are historic neighborhoods that are just now recovering from the original 65/70 going through,” Moed told IBJ Friday morning.

If the agency were to change the inner loop’s location, Moed’s bill would also require INDOT to consider connectivity and economic development issues; and to submit its plans to a review committee.

INDOT plans to reconstruct the Interstate 65/Interstate 70 interchange, commonly called the North Split, on the northeast side of downtown. INDOT expects to begin construction in 2020 at an expected cost between $225 million and $275 million.


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By: Indianapolis Business Journal
Stage Stores Inc., a Houston-based retailer that operates nearly 800 stores throughout the country under several names, plans to close six Goody’s stores in central Indiana and replace them with Gordmans stores.

The new stores are expected to open in Greenfield, Martinsville, Shelbyville, Greencastle, Crawfordsville and Linton in March, within weeks of the closure of the Goody’s stores.

The Goody’s stores in Martinsville, Crawfordsville, Greencastle and Linton are expected to close about Feb. 23, and reopen as Gordmans on March 7. The stores in Shelbyville and Greenfield should close about March 9 and reopen March 21.

Gordmans is a discount apparel and home-
decor retailer that traces it origins to 1915 in Omaha, Nebraska. It has about 70 stores in 22 states. The stores are usually around 18,000 square feet.

The retailer is planning job fairs at each location throughout February to hire new employees. Existing Goody’s employees also will be eligible for jobs at Gordmans, the company said. Employment varies by store but Gordmans plans to hire nearly 600 new employees to help staff 38 Gordmans stores that are opening in March.

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Morgan County Labor Market Update- December 2018
*Not seasonally adjusted

December 2018 Unemployment Rate IN: 3.4%, US: 3.7%
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.  
Check  Visit Morgan County 's handy calendar to find all sorts of fun 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.

February 7th, 6 PM
Mooresville Public Library
Mooresville, IN

February 9th, 10 AM
Morgan County Fairgrounds
Martinsville, IN

February 10th, 11 AM - 5 PM
Mooresville, IN

February 12th, 7:30 PM
Monrovia High School Auditorium
Monrovia, IN

February 14th,
21 North Eatery + Cellar / Martinsville, IN
5 PM
Ralph & Ava's / Mooresville, IN
11 AM - 4 PM

February 15th, 9 AM- 12PM
Crown Point, IN

February 15th, 11:30 AM- 1:30 PM
Crown Point, IN

February 28th
Desktop: 9 AM- 12 PM
Online: 1 PM- 4 PM
Crown Point, IN

See the full list of upcoming workshops by visiting ISBDC's website
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Morgan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of 2010, the population was 68,894. The county seat is Martinsville. Morgan is one of seven counties contiguous to Marion County, and is located Southwest of Marion County and Indianapolis The county is divided into 14 townships.

There are two larger urban areas, Martinsville, the county seat in the central part of the county and Mooresville in the north. Morgan County was formed in 1822. It was named for Gen. Daniel Morgan, the "Old Waggoner," who defeated the British at the Battle of Cowpens in the Revolutionary War. This was one of the turning points in the Revolutionary War in the Southern states and led to an eventual victory with the surrender of the British Army at the Siege of Yorktown in Virginia.

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