Posted on: March 2, 2017

Anderson City Lands Japan-Based NTK


ANDERSON, Ind. (March 3, 2017) –

Anderson Mayor Thomas Broderick, Jr. and Tadao Okamura, President of NTK Precision Axel Corp. (NTK), a global automotive supplier, announced on Friday in a joint press conference held in the Anderson City Hall atrium that N...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

Anderson University launches debt repayment program for young entrepreneurs

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In partnership with public and private organizations, Anderson University has launched Anderson Now, a program designed to offer school loan repayment for graduates of Indiana colleges and universities who start or relocate a business in Anderson, Ind.

In November 2013, Anderson University received a $1 million grant from Lilly Endowment to encourage entrepreneurship and innovation among college students and implement strategies to keep AU graduates in the state when they graduate. Last year, after reev...

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Posted on: January 24, 2017

Madison County Makes Play For 50k Jobs

By Dan McGowan, Senior Writer/Reporter, Inside INdiana Business

ANDERSON - The executive director of the Madison County Corp. for Economic Development says the organization is turning to "purposeful" marketing in an attempt to pursue business and jobs.

Rob Sparks says the ambitious Venture 69, a partnership with Pendleton-based Anderson Creative LLC, aims to attract 50,000 new jobs to Madison County over the next 35 years amid what he calls "stiff" competition along the I-69 corridor. Sparks t...

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Source: Inside INdiana Business Economic Development
Posted on: January 9, 2017

Purdue Polytechnic Institute opens today in Anderson

Technology education moving into the future of Anderson

By Ken de la Bastide | The Herald Bulletin Jan 9, 2017

ANDERSON – What started as a concept in 2013 will become a reality today when students start taking classes at the new Purdue Polytechnic Institute in Anderson.

The facility is a collaboration between Purdue University, the Flagship Enterprise Ce...

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Source: Herald Bulletin Economic Development
Posted on: November 21, 2016

Flagship Enterprise Center Tops $10 Million in Loans

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Flagship Enterprise Center (Anderson, IN) announced its Loan Program has exceeded the $10 million mark in total loans closed.

Since 2010 the Flagship has closed on 375 loans throughout Central Indiana.  Of those loans over 200 have funded women, minority, and veteran owned businesses.  275 of the loans have been received by low to medium income business owners....

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Economic Development
Posted on: August 10, 2016

Italpollina looking to future growth in Anderson: Facility to open in 2017

By Ken de la Bastide | The Herald Bulletin | Aug 10, 2016

ANDERSON – With the shell of the building that will house the Italpollina factory and U.S. headquarters in the background, CEO Luca Bonini said this is the first step.

Italpollina and Anderson city officials broke ground Wednesday on the Italian company’s fertilizer plant on the former site of several General Motors plants.

The company is constructing the 70,000-square-foot facility at an estimated cost of $4.5 milli...Read on...

Source: Herald Bulletin Economic Development
Posted on: July 31, 2016

Vesuvius, co-working space that erupts in creativity

Co-working space looks to offer community, camaraderie for local entrepreneurs

By Christopher Stephens | The Herald Bulletin | July 31, 2016

ANDERSON — An Anderson native is looking to offer entrepreneurs, telecommuters and artists a place to collaborate and learn from each other’s wins and losses.

Vesuvius, a co-working space, would tap into the growing number of people — projected to be 4...Read on...

Source: Herald Bulletin Economic Development
Posted on: June 28, 2016

Environmental cleanup starts on westside brownfield: State removing underground tanks

By Ken de la Bastide | The Herald Bulletin June 27, 2016

ANDERSON – Work has started on the removal of underground storage tanks at the site of a former gas station on the west side of Edgewood Plaza.

Last year, the Indiana Finance Authority announced that its brownfield program was authorized to award over $970,000 to fund remediation programs in 10 Indiana communities.

Included on the list is 2691 Nichol Ave., at a cost of $169,494, the former loc...Read on...

Source: Herald Bulletin Economic Development
Posted on: June 10, 2016

Purdue Polytechnic rising on former GM site

$17 million facility to open in January

By Ken de la Bastide | The Herald Bulletin | Jun 10, 2016

ANDERSON – The former General Motors properties along Scatterfield Road have turned from being an economic "ground zero" into a "new vision" for Anderson, a local economic leader said Thursday.

The comparison came as stakeholders to...Read on...

Source: Herald Bulletin Economic Development
Posted on: April 29, 2016

Purdue Polytechnic Institute Anderson receives $500,000 donation

SMC Corporation of America, a leading global pneumatics and industrial automation components manufacturer, has made an in-kind donation to Purdue Polytechnic Institute Anderson to support its new campus under construction in Anderson, Indiana.

The in-kind donation comprises of the following pneumatic components: solenoid valves, air cylinders, air filtration equipment and refrigerated air dryers to decontaminate compressed air, for a total market value in excess of $500,000. These components wi...Read on...

Economic Development
Posted on: April 27, 2016

Anderson Municipal Airport Leads Innovation, Commits to Swift Fuel Unleaded Avgas

(Anderson, IN)—Anderson Municipal Airport- Darlington Field (KAID) recently announced they have taken a leadership position in aviation fuels by augmenting operations to support the sale of unleaded avgas.

Swift Fuels’ 94-Motor-Octane-Number (MON) Avgas is available for purchase at the Municipal Airport, owned and operated by the City of Anderson, situated near I-69 in Madison County, just 35nm northeast of Indianapolis.

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Economic Development
Posted on: March 13, 2016

Go Electric gets $4M boost: 5-year-old company expanding in Anderson

By Ken de la Bastide The Herald Bulletin Mar 13, 2016

ANDERSON — A company that started operations in Anderson in 2011 has received a $4 million investment.

Lisa Laughner, president and CEO of Go Electric, said the investment was led by GXP Investments Inc., the investing arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of Great Plains Energy Inc., and included Elevate Ventures and the Clean Energy Trust.

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Source: Herald Bulletin Economic Development
Posted on: January 26, 2016

Italpollina to build North American Headquarters in Anderson, Indiana

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Mayor Thomas Broderick and Luca Bonini, Italpollina’s chief executive officer, proudly announce the arrival of Italpollina’s North American headquarters to Anderson, Indiana.

Italpollina is a world leader in the production of organic fertilizers, biostimulants of vegetal origin and beneficial microorganisms. Italpollina’s newest facility will bring over $9 million in investment and 35 jobs to the central Indiana city.

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Economic Development
Posted on: November 17, 2015

Japanese Manufacturer NTN Corp. Building New Plant, Adding 500+ Jobs in Anderson

ANDERSON, Ind. (Nov. 17, 2015) – Governor Mike Pence joined executives from NTN Driveshaft Inc. and its Japan-based parent company NTN Corporation today as the companies announced plans to grow their Indiana operations, establishing a new manufacturing pl...Read on...

Economic Development
Posted on: September 29, 2015

NTN North America, Inc. Seals 80-acre Manufacturing Site

This July, the City of Anderson proudly welcomed NTN North America Inc. as it joined the growing number of recent international manufacturers that now call Anderson home. This afternoon NTN closed on its newest manufacturing site, an 80-acre property west...Read on...

Economic Development
Posted on: September 21, 2015

City Hosts First HireAnderson Job Fair: New Job Opportunities in Anderson highlighted

The City of Anderson is pleased to invite Anderson residents to City Hall for the HireAnderson Job Fair on October 14, 2015 from 11am to 3pm.

Unemployed or underemployed Anderson residents will have the opportunity to connect with over 20 local and regional employers. Also, local service organizations will attend to highlight services such as resume assistance, computer skills building, and oth...Read on...

Economic Development
Posted on: September 15, 2015

Construction underway at new Purdue Polytechnic Anderson

Official: New facility will help redefine higher education

By Stuart Hirsch | The Herald Bulletin | Sep 15, 2015

ANDERSON — The new Purdue Polytechnic Anderson will be one of the leading facilities of its kind in the nation when completed next year, a Purdue University administrator said during groundbreaking ceremonies for the new campus on Tuesday.

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Source: Herald Bulletin Economic Development
Posted on: September 4, 2015

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) accepting applications

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) teaches middle and high school go-getters how to start and run their own, REAL businesses. Start as a student, finish as a CEO! Students ages 11 to 18 and in grades six through 12 are eligible to apply.

YEA! guides students through the process of fulfilling their very own American dream. By bridging the business and educational communities students are taught by trained instructors, and are exposed to guest lecturers, successful entrepreneurs and mentors...Read on...

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Posted on: September 2, 2015

City awards contract for new substation design

The City of Anderson Board of Public Works has awarded a contract for the design work to construct the second electrical power substation for the Flagship Industrial Park.

At the request of Tony Pochard, Director of Anderson Municipal Light & Power (AMLP), the Board of Public Works awarded a $385,000 contract to GRW Engineers.

The new substation will be constructed near West 73rd Street and Layton Road and will provi...Read on...

Economic Development
Posted on: September 1, 2015

Community Hospital breaks ground for pavilion

Community Health Network broke ground on what will be a health pavilion by the end of 2016. The $8.6 million project will result in a pavilion that will be 68,000 square feet.

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Posted on: July 16, 2015

City of Anderson launches the HireAnderson program

Anderson’s manufacturing foundation continues to expand, often due to the Anderson workforce and its manufacturing experience.

To provide workers for these companies and jobs for Anderson residents, the City of Anderson is launching HireAnderson, an employment web portal.

This initiative is specifically geared towards Anderson residents and focuses on connecting unemployed or...Read on...

Economic Development
Posted on: July 10, 2015

City Working to Win Proposed NTN Factory and 400 Jobs: Anderson City Council approves 2 resolutions

NTN USA, Inc., a subsidiary of NTN Corporation, a Japan-based multinational corporation, has filed the necessary paperwork for property tax abatements to support a new production facility in Anderson, Indiana.

The City Economic Development Interim Director Greg Winkler is guiding the company through the approval process this week that has included the preliminary vote from the Anderson City Council votes on July 9, 2015. The Plan Commission and the Redevelopme...Read on...

Economic Development
Posted on: July 9, 2015

Purdue project becoming a reality

ANDERSON – After a year of effort, Anderson will become home to Indiana's first Purdue Polytechnic and Maker Space.

The Anderson Economic Development Commission and Anderson City Council both approved on Thursday the issuance of up to $15 million in bonds to cover the cost of construction.

Read about Purdue Makers Space project on HB Economic Development
Posted on: June 10, 2015

Anderson celebrates a new global partner: Sirmax to start production this fall

ANDERSON – With the shell of the new Sirmax building rising as a backdrop, the new manufacturing facility was celebrated Wednesday by city, state and company officials including Gov. Mike Pence.

Sirmax is investing $25 million and is to employ 50 workers. It is the first North American manufacturing plant for the Italy-based company which also has operations in Brazil.

Read about Sirmax groundbreaking on H-B Economic Development
Posted on: March 10, 2015

Thailand-Based Group Picks Anderson for First Midwest Operations

ANDERSON, Ind. (March 10, 2015) – Royal Interpack North America Inc. (RPNA), a manufacturer of recycled plastic rigid food packaging, announced plans today to locate its operations here, creating up to 135 new jobs by 2018.

RPNA is a member of the Thailand-based Royal Group, which also operates a fully-integrated PET bottle recycling plant and an FDA-approved extrusion and thermoforming operation in Riverside, California. The company will invest $11.86 million to lease, reno...Read on...

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Posted on: February 4, 2015

Sirmax project moving forward: Redevelopment Commission approves development

By Ken de la Bastide The Herald Bulletin

ANDERSON – The first steps were taken toward the construction of a building for an Italian company to begin operations in Anderson by the end of the year.

The Anderson Redevelopment Commission on Tuesday approved a resolution to include the project for Sirmax to locate on the former Guide Corp. property along Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard into the city’s redevelopment plan.

The inclusion of the pr...Read on...

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Posted on: January 16, 2015

Anderson Welcomes New Italian Company

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At the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Governor Mike Pence and Massimo Pavin, Sirmax’s chief executive officer, and Mayor Kevin Smith announced the arrival of Sirmax North America, Inc. to Anderson, Indiana.

Sirmax’s first North American production facility will bring over $25 million in investment and 50 jobs to the central Indiana city.

“We welcome Sirmax to Anderson. Sirmax is an important Italian company with factories in Brazil, Poland, Italy and now...Read on...

Economic Development
Posted on: January 15, 2015

Anderson lands 50 new jobs

Gov. Mike Pence and Anderson officials announced at the Detroit Auto Show that Sirmax North America, Inc. will be locating its first North American plant in Anderson.

IEDC News Release

Another Italian Company Chooses Indiana for North American Operations

DETROIT (Jan. 15, 2015) – Governor Mike Pence joined executives from Sirmax North America, Inc., an Italy-based global supplier of plastic compounds and resins, ...Read on...

Economic Development
Posted on: December 9, 2014

Contracts awarded for possible Guide land development

Contracts to resolve environmental and legal issues surrounding the development of a portion of the former Guide Corp. property have been approved by the Anderson Board of Public Works.

Read about land redevelopment on Herald Bulletin Economic Development
Posted on: November 7, 2014

Anderson part of American dream for Italian company

A dream that started in 1976 to have a presence in America reached another stage for an Italian family Friday with the official opening of Tecnoplast USA at the Flagship Enterprise Center.

Read about Tecnopast on Herald Bulletin Economic Development
Posted on: October 6, 2014

Anderson officially welcomes Hy-Pro

The company was originally located in Fishers, but after two expansions, the owners were ready to build a new facility. The move to Anderson brought them closer to a workforce where the skill sets of employees can readily met its needs.

Read about Hy-Pro Grand Opening on Herald Bulletin Economic Development
Posted on: October 3, 2014

Aircraft company's expansion approved

The Anderson Board of Zoning Appeals on Wednesday approved the request for a special exception by MJ Airplane Interiors for a 2,500-square-foot expansion of an existing hangar the company has leased in Anderson since 1999.

Read about MJ Aircraft Interior on Herald Bulletin Economic Development
Posted on: September 29, 2014

Community Hospital Anderson now affiliated with MD Anderson Cancer Network

Community Hospital Anderson announced that its cancer program is now affiliated with the nationally-renowned MD Anderson Cancer Network®, a program of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Posted on: September 15, 2014

Council approves $100,000 for business projects

The city of Anderson is using $100,000 in food and beverage tax revenue for three economic development projects.

Read about business projects on Herald Bulletin Economic Development
Posted on: July 29, 2014

CB Fabricating makes $2 million investment: Company adds second shift and three workers

A local business founded in 2006 has invested $2 million in new equipment and a building expansion.

Read about CB Fabricating on Herald Bulletin Economic Development
Posted on: June 18, 2014

Anderson to create high-tech manufacturing center: Purdue Polytechnic Institute in the works

Anderson is working with Purdue University’s College of Technology at Anderson and the Flagship Enterprise Center to construct a new building that will house advanced technology education and high-tech maker tools.

Read about new Initiative on Herald Bulletin Economic Development
Posted on: May 8, 2014

Local dignitaries gather to celebrate construction of new Ivy Tech campus

The new 85,000-square-foot facility, which is scheduled to open in time for fall classes next year, will become home to four academic schools — business technology, public and social services, liberal arts and science.

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Posted on: May 5, 2014

Emerging Tech Company of the Year Ticketracker helping schools in all 50 states boost revenues

Ticketracker, based in Anderson, Ind., received the Emerging Tech Company of the Year Award for its comprehensive software-as-a-service solution during the 15th annual TechPoint Mira Awards honoring the best of tech in Indiana.

Read the story on TechPoint Economic Development
Posted on: April 3, 2014

Israeli Company Expands in Anderson

HDP announces $8,000,000 investment and expansion

(Anderson, IN) — HDP (Home Design Products), a member of the Keter Group, has announced plans to invest $8,000,000 to expand its operation located in Anderson, Indiana. During the recent economic development trade mission to Israel, Mayor Kevin Smith and ...Read on...

Economic Development
Posted on: February 25, 2014

Anderson Strengthens Relationship with Israeli Companies

Mayor Kevin Smith and Interim Economic Development Director Greg Winkler are traveling to Israel on February 27, 2014 for a six-day economic development mission.

The trip will focus building long-term relationships with the Keter Group and Taditel, two companies with headquarters in Israel and significant operations in Anderson. Mayor Smith and Director Winkler will also meet with suppliers and other business oper...Read on...

Economic Development
Posted on: February 20, 2014

Echo Automotive, One of Two Indiana Companies that Plan Research & Development Expansions

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Echo Automotive Inc., which operates out of a 40,000 SF space in Anderson's Flagship Industrial Park, plans to expand its local research and development operations here, almost doubling its staff by 2015.

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Posted on: January 23, 2014

Manufacturers’ Roundtable Meets in Anderson

The City of Anderson hosted the first Manufacturers' Roundtable that focused on the educational and workforce needs of the community and employers.

One of Anderson’s newest companies, Keihin, hosted the Roundtable at the Flagship Enterprise Center. Mayor Kevin Smith and Eric Doden, President of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC), welcomed industry representatives, local educators, an...Read more...

Economic Development
Posted on: January 7, 2014

City of Anderson Supports Emerging Technology Startups

The City of Anderson Board of Works has approved two economic development incentive agreements. Go Electric, Inc. and SES, Inc. are both emerging technology startups that will help bring research and technology jobs and investment back to Anderson.

Go Electric Inc., a green technology start-up company headquartered in the Levinson Center at the Flagship Enterprise Center in Anderson, Indiana, was recently awarded a $2.99 million Small Business Innovation Research Rapid Innovation Fund (SBIR RIF) con...Read More

Economic Development
Posted on: December 20, 2013

YMCA housing project underway: 30 apartments planned in 2014

By this time next year a $5.9 million project to convert the upper floors of the YMCA building into 30 apartments for senior citizens should be completed.

Read about YMCA Housing Project on Herald Bulletin Economic Development
Posted on: December 18, 2013

Ivy Tech opens construction bids

More than 50 people packed themselves into a community college classroom as bids for the construction of a multi-million Ivy Tech campus were opened Wednesday afternoon.

Read about IVY Tech project on Herald Bulletin Economic Development
Posted on: December 16, 2013

Study shows Anderson economy improving

The economic outlook for the Anderson Metropolitan Statistical Area continued to improve during the past year, according to a second national study highlighting best-performing small cities.

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Posted on: November 22, 2013

Evening parade to celebrate Christmas

The parade will include a float contest with prizes. Activities during the celebration will include complimentary milk and cookies throughout the route and a zip line for $5 from 5 to 9 p.m. Families can also visit Santa’s Workshop from 7 to 9 p.m.

Read about Christmas Parade on Herald Bulletin Economic Development