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With changes in attitudes and an increase in economic activity in Morgan County, entrepreneurs and small businesses are new opportunities to deliver goods and services to local consumers. With this in mind, May is a great time to explore your local chamber of commerce to learn more about the businesses that join together to make their communities a better place to live, work and play.

Morgan County Economic Development Corporation includes among its partners the Greater Martinsville Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Mooresville Chamber of Commerce. The Martinsville Chamber is led by Jamie Taylor, and the Mooresville Chamber is led by Mindy Taylor.  While their names are coincidental, their achievements are anything but a coincidence. Behind these two smart-working, successful professionals are dozens of business owners that invest and reinvest in local opportunities all in the hope of improving our local quality of life while making a living doing what they enjoy.

Teamwork and the open exchange of ideas and efforts are the hallmarks of these two respective chambers of commerce. While the economic development side of business often is cloaked in confidentiality to protect the interests of those that would consider investment in Morgan County, our chambers of commerce are totally adept at bringing attention to local businesses that are making a difference in Morgan County and beyond as they lead the charge in educating our youth, employing our workforce, and moving our neighborhoods forward.

This is a perfect time to visit the Greater Martinsville Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Mooresville Chamber of Commerce to learn more about the businesses and partnerships that are found in our communities. It’s simply amazing to observe the workings of local commerce and the successes of these business organizations. Commerce drives progress. Who knows? You might even find the resources that you need to turn your business dreams into reality.

Finally, let’s not forget – Mother’s Day is just around the corner on May 12 th . We can find everything that we need to show our love for Mom just by visiting local chamber of commerce members that invest and reinvest in Morgan County. Now, let’s get out there and order chocolates, flowers and other goodies like we mean it!


The Morgan County Economic Development Corporation continues our partnership with the Japan-America Society of Indiana for 2019-2020. JASI serves as a leading resource on Japan in Indiana, offering one of the largest networks of Japanese and American businesses, communities, educational institutions, and individuals in the region. The new JASI Japan Culture center located in downtown Indianapolis is just one of the new ways JASI helps offer the opportunity to experience Japanese culture firsthand. Supporting JASI enables the continued development of the Indiana-Japan relationship and serves the needs and interests of the public through programs, assistance, and referrals.
Martinsville, IN (April 26, 2019) – For Bare Feet, Inc., branded and marketed as FBF Originals LLC, a leading manufacturer, distributor and retailer of licensed and novelty socks, is pleased to welcome two new members to its front-office management team.

John Corrigan is FBF’s new chief financial officer. Corrigan brings to FBF more than 25 years of experience in finance and senior leadership in accounting and financial management, business development, contract negotiation, and business planning and development.
Jeff Jackowski fills a newly created position as inventory control manager. He spent more than 20 years in the corporate office of LIDS Sports Group. The majority of his tenure, Jackowski was head of the retailer’s merchandising department helping ensure maximum sales through efficient product placement, analysis, and pricing strategies.
“Both John and Jeff play essential roles to ensure we operate as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible,” said FBF Originals Chief Executive Officer Kelly Baugh. 

FBF Originals is the longest-tenured sock licensee of the National Football League, and is also licensed with hundreds of

colleges, the National Basketball Association, the National Hockey League, NASCAR, and Fortune 500 companies and other businesses such as chocolate manufacturer Hershey, Wrangler, and Mossy Oak, among others. From 1997-2016 FBF Originals produced the official on-court sock of the NBA.

The FBF story is both entrepreneurial and heartwarming. Company founder Sharon Rivenbark, a schoolteacher and single mother, started the company in 1984 with a 19 th -century sock-knitting machine and a quaint shop named For Bare Feet in the rural tourist community of Brown County, Indiana. The shop is still in operation along with others across the United States.

The present-day FBF Originals corporate headquarters and factory are run by Baugh, Rivenbark’s daughter. Using state-of-the-art equipment, the company knits high-quality socks, headbands, wristbands, scarves and other items sold by retailers across North America.

The company also offers its products for purchase online at www.forbarefeetshops.com . 
Morgan County Labor Market Update- March 2019
Click the image above to download the full list of labor force estimates provided by the DWD
*Not seasonally adjusted

March 2019 Unemployment Rate IN: 3.9%, US: 3.9%
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.  

Click here to view the 1st Quarter Real-Time Job Demand for Central Indiana
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.

May 4th
5 East Main Street

May 6th, 7 PM
First Baptist Church

May 8th, 6-8 PM
Martinsville, IN

May 11th, 8 AM
Liberty Christian Church

May 18th, 10 AM- 2 PM
Pioneer Park

May 7th, 9:30-11:30 AM
Michigan City, IN

May 10th, 9-11 AM
Crown Point, IN

May 23rd, 12PM-1PM
West Lafayette, IN

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