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MCEDC’s executive committee has designated a website project committee to assist staff with considerations of proposals to design and host a new economic development website for Morgan County.

Led by Martinsville Mayor Shannon Kohl who serves as president of the MCEDC board of directors, the committee has scheduled interviews that will be held in mid-August with vendors that MCEDC has approached about web design services.

The new website design will continue to provide economic data that assist commerce and industry with their understanding of the potential for development and growth in Morgan County. It will also be geared toward providing a better understanding of the quality of life that is enjoyed in our communities as we seek residential development that will create space for new families and the youthful talent that we want to attract to live in Morgan County.

The only constant in life is change, and with the many changes that we currently are experiencing in Morgan County, MCEDC sees this as a good time to reinvest and update the message that we deliver to those who seek information about the area and what it offers. We’ll keep you posted as the project moves forward and about the new website’s layout and content as it is being developed.

- MD

Morgan County Business Leader,
Jim Hess
Franciscan Health Mooresville – Morgan County’s only full-service hospital – is moving forward with significant infrastructure improvements that will pave the way for future building plans, including a new medical office building.
“Our Mooresville hospital continues to address the growing health care needs of Morgan, Hendricks and southwestern Marion counties,” said James Callaghan, MD, president and CEO of Franciscan Health Central Indiana. “This initiative is geared to provide better access and improved services to the patients we are privileged to serve.”
Phase 1 of the project will modernize and improve several systems throughout the hospital campus at 1201 Hadley Road. The work includes updates to the heating, cooling, plumbing and electrical systems, installing a new nurse call system and upgrading roofs, siding and sidewalks.
“Patients, guests and vendors will primarily be affected as they make their way to medical practices in the Professional Center and the entrance to the Women’s Center at the south end of the hospital complex.
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Temporary closures to some parking areas will occur, but there will be directional signs to help get everyone where they need to be for their care,” said Peter Murphy, chief operating officer for Franciscan Health Mooresville. “While we know this will be somewhat of an inconvenience, this work is a necessary investment for future expansion at our campus.”
Phase 1 work begins June 17 and is estimated to be completed by December 2019, according to Tonn & Blank Construction, which is overseeing the work. Engineering firm IMEG and arcDESIGN architects also is involved in the project.

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Morgan County Business Leader,
Elaine Whitesides
Growing Changes in the County
As change comes to Morgan County with a growing population, new businesses, and the development of the I-69 corridor, County leaders are looking to the future. “We sit here as a donut county, a mid-size county in the state’s largest metropolitan area. We are not only busy with the duties of the County, we are competing for a workforce for Marion, but also for businesses and jobs within our county. 
“The three commissioners are essentially the CEOs,” Goodwin said, “and CEOs focus on the future looking at what are we going to do to stay relevant. We are at a point where we have to think several miles down the road and years into the future. “It is far more time consuming to be Commissioner than it is a Council member,” Goodwin says. “The County keeps us really busy.”
Afterall, there are more than 400 people employed by the County, more than 400 square miles of land, and all the departments and boards currently report directly to the Commissioners. Add to that I-69 under construction and the growth and opportunity potential, it is evident there are lots of needs and something is lacking. Looking at a correlation between business and government, Goodwin says that what is lacking in the growing County is a general manager or a chief operating officer to connect the dots by overseeing daily operations, assisting the Commissioners in the administration and enforcement of policies and resolutions, and to provide liaison between the department heads and the Commissioners. In another analogy with business, the County is comprised of many decentralized service centers, several of which operate 24/7, 365 days a year. A solution is to centralize oversight for greater efficiency.

Recognizing all these needs, the County is currently seeking someone to fill the new position of County Administrator.

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Morgan County Labor Market Update- May 2019
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*Not seasonally adjusted

May 2019 Unemployment Rate IN: 2.9%, US: 3.4%
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.

July 12th ($5)

July 16th, 5PM-7PM

July 20th, 7PM-9PM

July 21st, 2PM-5PM

July 26th - August 3rd
Morgan County Fairgrounds


July 15th, 7:30-10:00AM
Crown Point, IN

July 23rd, 6-8PM
Valparasio, IN

July 25th, 12:00-1:00PM
West Lafayette, IN

See the full list of upcoming workshops by visiting ISBDC's website

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2 Conference Rooms, 3 Office Spaces,
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Martinsville, IN 46151

Martinsville's Main Retail Trade Area, Exposure to over 31,403 Vehicles Per Day, Vacancy and Acreage Present Upside Opportunity
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For available industrial spaces visit our website- MorganCoEd.com
If you have a space you would like to list in our monthly newsletter, contact LeeDa Allen-
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For 140 years, Franciscan Alliance has stayed true to our founding mission to care for everyone who comes through our doors. We treat our patients with the best possible care by following the guiding ethical values embodied by our founding congregation, the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration. Always mindful of our Christian stewardship to the Roman Catholic Church, we minister with joy, care and compassion according to the ideals of St. Francis of Assisi and our founder, Mother Maria Theresia Bonzel.

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Officer: 317.831.9544
Fax: 317.831.9548
Mike Dellinger
Executive Director

LeeDa Allen
Director of Business Operations
The MCEDC works to attract new companies to the county and assists existing companies by providing educational opportunities and resources that foster growth.