Skip Kuker, executive director of the Hancock County Economic Development Council, is
the recipient of the first “Nolan ‘Skip’ Kuker Community Leadership Award”, presented by the Fortville / McCordsville Area Chamber of Commerce at their annual dinner on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016.
“I am honored and humbled by this recognition from my friends in Fortville/McCordsville,” Kuker said. “I love working for our community and look forward to meeting those in the future that are selected for such an honor.”
In the fall of 2016, the HEDC Celebrated the Successes of Hancock County. Eight businesses were recognized at our Celebration event, to say Thank You for choosing Hancock County! Plus, two new Indiana State Certified Sites were announced for Barr North and Barr South—which bring the total of certified sites in Hancock County to six.
This marks the 4th Annual Celebration we have come together as a community with business leaders, local elected officials, and other invited guests to say thank you. In 2016 over $139 million in proposed investment and 876 proposed jobs are represented in the eight businesses: Brybelly; Celadon; County Materials; Foamcraft; Indiana Auto Fasteners; Landsberg; Photon; and Tsuda – bringing the four-year totals to over $519 million in proposed investment and over 2,800 proposed jobs!
Aqua Indiana, HEDC board of director member, sponsored the event held at the Tour of Italy restaurant in downtown Greenfield on September 22, 2016. And, NineStar Connect, also an HEDC board of director member, generously provided videographers to highlight the event.
FORTVILLE — Almost 200 acres of farmland along Fortville Pike could be the future site of a bustling business park — or so local leaders hope.
The Fortville Town Council this week unanimously approved a plan to create a tax-increment financing, or TIF district, which will use property tax dollars from new development on the south side of the community to improve the area and attract companies to set up shop nearby.
The district, which measures approximately 186 acres in all, is currently covered in crops, but town officials said they hope the plan will spur economic growth in the area.