December 28th, 2015 – Boone County, Ind. – Boone County announced several important company placements and expansions in 2015. Two companies have chosen Boone County for newly established locations and 5 companies have decided to expand their current Boone County based operations. Other retail and commercial developments have increased within Boone County due to the strong growth of our communities.
“We’re thrilled with the growth we’ve seen this year,” said Molly Whitehead, Executive Director of the Boone County Economic Development Corporation (Boone EDC). “We’ve seen some great companies call Boone County their new home and others who have decided to continue to grow here, because of the great workforce, schools, and opportunities Boone County has to offer. We can’t wait to see what 2016 holds for our community.”
Here’s a review as we look back on 2015:
New to Boone:
Vroom.com, Whitestown, Ind. – The innovative online car buying option, Vroom.com, chose Whitestown as its 3rd national location in September 2015.
Noble Order Brewing Company, Zionsville, Ind. – Noble Order Brewing Company, chose Zionsville as its first expansion location from its main production facility based in Richmond.
D-A Lubricants, Lebanon, Ind. – D-A Lubricants, based in the Lebanon Business Park, announced in February of 2015 that it would be acquiring a Pennsylvannia based company and moving jobs and production to its Lebanon headquarters.
Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc., Lebanon, Ind. – Subaru of Indiana (SIA) announced the expansion of its Lebanon based distribution facility in March 2015.
Tooltechnic Systems, LLC dba Festool, Lebanon, Ind. – Festool, the high-end German manufacturer of power tools, announced in April the expansion of its U.S. headquarters facility to nearly double its previous size.
Stalcop, Thorntown, Ind. – Stalcop, which stands for “Steel, Aluminum, and Copper,” manufactures many metal components for the power and transformer industry through cold-form metal processing.
D.K. Pierce & Associates, Zionsville, Ind. – D.K. Pierce’s consulting services assist medical product companies toward analyzing and reaching their target audiences.
Entrepreneur & Community Developments:
zWorks, Zionsville, Ind. – zWorks, the new co-working and entrepreneurship space in Zionsville, opened its doors in May of 2015. This year, the Boone EDC sponsored Bryan Long and his business, Crave.ly, a web-based food finding application that allows consumers to connect with the food they are craving, when they want it.
Vincennes University, Gene Haas Training Center, Lebanon, Ind. – VU offers certifications and training programs for CNC machining, Industrial Maintenance, Metrology and eventually plans to include Robotics.
Anson Marketplace, Whitestown, Ind. – New retail locations have established in the Villages at Anson development off of the newly named Whitestown Parkway/IN-334.
Jamestown, Ind. – Two entrepreneurs, The Painted Owl and Shaggy Elegance, each received a $15,000 low interest loan from the Boone EDC Microloan fund, which offers eligible Boone County small businesses capital options.
“We’re already getting word about companies looking to grow starting in 2016,” says Whitehead. “If you haven’t done so already, be sure to connect with us on social media (@BooneEDC/#BetterinBoone) and stay up to date with all the activity that’s happening. If your company or a company you know is considering growing in Boone County, I would love a chance to meet with you and talk about the opportunities within our community.”
In total, Boone County saw over $26 million worth of capital investment committed to new and expanding projects. Combined, this could mean as many as 381 new jobs for Boone County.
About Boone County Economic Development Corporation:
The Boone EDC leads Boone County, Indiana’s economic development mission by cultivating businesses, workforce, and quality of life initiatives within the county. The Boone EDC works alongside consultants, government officials, and business leaders to educate and advance our community’s economic development goals. To learn more about the Boone EDC, visit www.BooneEDC.org.