Industrial clients of Huntington County Economic Development Corporation invested a record $40 million of new capital during 2016 in Huntington County. "Eight clients expanded or made other investments in their facilities this year," said Mark Wickersham, executive director of Huntington County Economic Development Corporation.
"The projects of our clients, combined with a number of other small business investments, and community revitalization projects made 2016 a very exciting year in the economic development community," Wickersham added. "This is a very tenacious, spirited Community. We've been handed a challenge as a result of the planned transition of manufacturing from our largest industrial employer, yet the Community's economic base remains strong and is aggressively growing," Wickersham remarked.
Other projects in 2016 managed by other organizations, municipalities, investors and others, within the Community included:
*The Grand Opening of the Huntington County Community Learning center.
*Groundbreaking for additional sections of the Little River and Erie Trail system.
*Renovation of the former Wabash Railroad Depot.
*Funding approval for the redevelopment of the UB/IOOF Building.
*Grand Opening of the Park Loft Apartments in downtown Huntington.
*Resurfacing of Jefferson Street.
*Resurfacing of Broadway Street.
*Construction of the CR900/Lafayette Center Road corridor.
*Construction of two new corporate hangars at Huntington Municipal Airport.
*Grand opening of the new Veterans Memorial at Memorial Park.
*Rotary Centennial Park.
"2016 has been a very exciting year for the economic development of Huntington County, Indiana. I'm honored to have been part of the team of investors, elected officials, planners, volunteers and others who made all these things become a reality in our County. We have an excellent team hard at work to help our County be an even better place to live and work," Wickersham concluded.