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  1. 1. Grant County Economic Growth Council Begin
  2. 2. Index About Grant County About the Growth Council Growth Council Accomplishments Available Sites What We Can Offer
  3. 3. About Grant County Higher Education Location Population & Labor Force
  4. 4. Location Distance in Miles Located at the midpoint between Indianapolis and Fort Wayne on the Interstate 69 corridor. Situated within a 650-mile radius of major metropolitan markets, Grant County offers small town advantages with easy access to big city benefits. About Grant County
  5. 5. Higher Education Taylor University was named the #1 Baccalaureate University in the Midwest by US News and World Report for 2009. Peterson’s 16 th Ed. recognized Taylor as one of the most competitive colleges in the US. Ivy Tech Community College In 2008 Ivy Tech opened a new branch in Marion and in 2009 has over 1,800 students enrolled. Ivy Tech Community College has 23 campuses throughout Indiana. Indiana Wesleyan University In 23 years, IWU’s enrollment has jumped from 1,087 to approximately 15,400. Within the state of Indiana, IWU has become the fastest-growing university and the largest private university in total enrollment. About Grant County
  6. 6. Population & Labor force Population : 73,403 in year 2000 Primary County/Entity: Labor Force : 32,338 Employment : 29,842 Contiguous Counties/Entities : Labor Force : 236,593 Employment : 219,761 All Manufacturing Production Workers : 8,032 Non-Manufacturing Workers : 21,284 Average Annual Manufacturing Production Wage : $21,300 About Grant County
  7. 7. About Grant County Transportation & Services Highways (2 lanes) : SR 15, SR 18, SR 37, SR 9 SR 22, SR 26, US 35 Interstates (4 lanes) : I-69 Railroads : Central Railroad of Indianapolis Norfolk Southern Trucking : Local Haulers; 33 Motor Freight Carriers Airports : Fort Wayne International Distance from Marion (mi.): 45 Indianapolis International Distance from Marion (mi.): 75 Marion Municipal Airport Distance from Marion (mi.): 2 Education : 5 Public School Districts 3 Private/Parochial Schools Medical : Marion General Hospital Distance (mi.): 0 About Grant County
  8. 8. Major Employers <ul><li>American Woodmark </li></ul><ul><li>Marion General Hospital </li></ul><ul><li>Avis Industrial Corporation </li></ul><ul><li>Taylor University </li></ul><ul><li>Dollar General Distribution Center </li></ul><ul><li>The Pierce Company </li></ul><ul><li>Double H Manufacturing Group </li></ul><ul><li>VA Northern Indiana Health System </li></ul><ul><li>General Motors </li></ul><ul><li>Wal-Mart Distribution Center </li></ul><ul><li>Indiana Wesleyan University </li></ul><ul><li>Weaver Popcorn </li></ul><ul><li>Ivy Tech Community College </li></ul><ul><li>Wiley Metal </li></ul>About Grant County
  9. 9. About the Growth Council About the Growth Council Collaboration : Communication Knowledge Sharing Innovation : Creativity Opportunity Mission Statement To facilitate investment and reinvestment for job retention and creation Vision Statement The Grant County Economic Growth Council will be the champions of collaboration and opportunity, leading the charge to make Grant County one of the best places to live, learn, work, and retire in Indiana Overview Fox News
  10. 10. ‘ 09 Overview History & Location Collaboration : Partnered with the Grant County Convention and Visitors Bureau to improve service delivery and facilitate overhead cost reduction. Innovation : Recently launched new media initiatives to improve communications with local opinion leaders, partners and general population using social networks such as: Facebook, LinkedIn, and Ning. Reputation : The Growth Council’s success with major plastics company, TriEnda LLC, received national media coverage with Plastic News, International Economic Development Council and Gerry Dick’s Inside Indiana. Results :   Major player in the relocation of California’s Avionic Structures to Marion and the successful efforts to attract investments by Big R, Culvers, Moe’s, IHOP and White Castle.   About the Growth Council
  11. 11. Fox News Coverage About the Growth Council
  12. 12. Growth Council Accomplishments <ul><li>Wal-Mart chose Gas City as the site for a $60,000,000 distribution center, bringing 850 new jobs & Dollar General “Made It Marion” investing $70,000,000 in a distribution center, bringing 500 new jobs . </li></ul><ul><li>Total Year Investment: $270 MIL </li></ul><ul><li>2007 IBM, Phoenix Technologies and ACS select Marion for a 200 person corporate service center which serves some of Indiana’s neediest families through the Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) </li></ul><ul><li>2008 TriEnda, LLC, a thermal plastics manufacturer, announced their relocation from Wisconsin to the former Thomson plant in Marion. The move will create 340 jobs by 2012. </li></ul><ul><li>   </li></ul>  Apr-09 Meijer opens a new grocery and home goods supercenter in Marion creating approximately 200 jobs.   Jun-09 General Cable announces a 5 million dollar expansion and modernization project   July-09 Avionic Structures of California announces their relocation to Marion immediately bringing 17 new jobs.   July-09 The Marion General Motors Metal Stamping Plant invests $117 million dollars in new equipment creating 50 new jobs. Oct-09 Marion General Motors invests additional $364 Million creating 366 new jobs
  13. 13. What We Can Offer <ul><li>Grant County Economic Growth Council has a proven track record of doing whatever it takes to create and retain jobs in our community. </li></ul><ul><li>Our past history includes : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fast track permitting services ( Ex. A Wetlands Army Corp of Engineers Wetland Mitigation Approval within 30 days of submittals & 60 days of delineation report ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Typically providing the rezoning of sites to proposed uses within 10 days of commencement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local Incentives ( Ex. Land cost write-downs to $1 per acre depending on number and quality of jobs create d) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State of the Art use of Incentives that are tailored to meet client needs ( Ex. Capping property taxes for 30 years ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Active Local Elected Officials that aggressively seek to collaborate in growing job opportunities. </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Examples of Available Sites
  15. 15. Gas City Industrial Park Address : State Rd. 22 & 500 E Gas City, IN Acreage : 65 (expandable to 300 + acres) The fully developed Gas City Industrial Park site is rail served by Norfolk Southern Railroad and has a direct access less than two miles to the I-69 and State Rd 22 interchange in Gas City, IN. Available Sites
  16. 16. Kaybee Park Address : I69 & State Rd 22/35 - Gas City, IN Acreage : 70 This fully developed rail serve site is adjacent to the State Rd 22 and I-69 interchange in Gas City, IN. An additional 40 acres along Kaybee’s East property line are available . Available Sites Available Sites
  17. 17. Marion Commerce Park Address : Commerce Drive, Marion, IN Acreage : 60 acres The fully developed Commerce Park is adjacent to the state of the art Ivy Tech Community College Campus. It has a direct access less than one mile to the I-69 and State Road 18 interchanges in Marion, IN. Available Sites
  18. 18. Trout Farm Address : I-69 & State Rd 18, Marion, IN Acreage : 180 (expandable to 500 + acres) The mixed use development site is adjacent to the I-69 & State Road 18 interchange in Marion, IN. Available Sites
  19. 19. Amcast Building Address : 6231 E 500 S – Gas City, IN Area Available : 186,750 Sq. Ft. (Office: 8,100 Sq. Ft) While built in phases beginning in 1989, Amcast has been completely renovated, with new flooring installed throughout. The building has direct access to I-69 via State Rd 22 which is adjacent to the building. The electrical service is designee to have dual-feed capabilities supplied by Indiana Michigan Power. Available Sites
  20. 20. Thomson Building Address : 3301 S. Adams St – Marion, IN Area Available : 677,212 Sq. Ft. (Office: 54,378 Sq. Ft) The Thomson Building is located in a comprehensive economic revitalization enhancement district which provides for 25% Tax Credit that is applied towards Indiana Tax Liabilities. This site is also served by Norfolk Southern Railroad. The electrical service is designee to have dual-feed capabilities supplied by Indiana Michigan Power. Available Sites
  21. 21. Visit Us on the Web: Tim Eckerle Executive Director 301 S Adams St Marion, IN 46952 001-765-662-0650 Office 001-765-618-4589 Cell 001-765-662-8340 Fax [email_address] www.grantcoindevelopment.com Angelina Lindahl Project Manager 301 S Adams St Marion, IN 46952 001-765-662-0650 Office 001-765-618-6595 Cell 001-765-662-8340 Fax [email_address] www.grantcoindevelopment.com © 2009 Grant County Economic Growth Council