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2012 annual meeting

  1. 1. 2011 Activity Report2011 Annual Meeting March 13, 2012
  2. 2. 2011 Administrative Highlights • Updated Blackford County’s Comprehensive Plan (1974). • Partnered with Jay County and Indiana Michigan Power on a Wage & Benefit Survey for the area Employers. • Administered more than $220,000 in Energy Efficiency funding in Blackford County, Montpelier and Hartford City.2011 Annual Meeting March 13, 2012
  3. 3. 2011 Marketing Highlights • Met face-to-face with more than a dozen site selectors. • Attended PACK Expo and met with dozens of companies related to the Packaging Industry. • Partnered with Energize-ECI on EB-5 designation. • Created maps for Economic Market, Driving Market, etc.2011 Annual Meeting March 13, 2012
  4. 4. 2012 Marketing2011 Annual Meeting March 13, 2012
  5. 5. 2011 Web Site Highlights Average Dates Visits Per Month Year 2011 14,682 1,223 Year 2010 5,259 4382011 Annual Meeting March 13, 2012
  6. 6. 2011 Revitalization Highlights • City of Hartford City acquired downtown buildings. • Improved appearance of the downtown square. • Have shown the building to interested businesses. • Will continue improvements in 2012. • Build a Better Blackford hit the ‘100’ mark with demolition of the Wilson Motel.2011 Annual Meeting March 13, 2012
  7. 7. 2011 Retention Highlights • Made visits to at least 25 Blackford County Companies. • In all, more than $18 million was invested in 2011 by existing businesses, creating 12 new jobs. • Assisted Hearts with Integrity on renovating and moving into a new site. • Nearly $10,000 in On-the-Job Training to BC companies. • 17 BC residents employed through OJT in area counties. • Expanded fiberoptics to Small Engine Warehouse.2011 Annual Meeting March 13, 2012
  8. 8. 2011 New Business Highlights • Naturally Recycled Proteins. Largest new job creation in Blackford County in 18 years. Start date of May 1, 2012. • A true “team” project. Received assistance from: 1. WorkOne 2. Vectren 3. Indiana Michigan Power 4. Montpelier City Council and RDC 5. Courthouse staff2011 Annual Meeting March 13, 2012
  9. 9. 2011 New Business Highlights • Hartford City Quality Pallet. Opened in April 2011. Nine employees. • Regained ownership of the Shell Building. • More than $16 million was invested by new businesses. • In all, more than $35 Million was invested in Blackford County in 2011 and nearly 100 jobs.2011 Annual Meeting March 13, 2012
  10. 10. 2011 New Business Highlights • The BCEDC received a total of 79 leads in 2011. • The BCEDC responded to a total of 29 leads in 2011. • BCEDC was visited by nine (9) companies in 2011.2011 Annual Meeting March 13, 2012
  11. 11. QUESTIONS ???2011 Annual Meeting March 13, 2012

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