GKN receives tax abatement PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 21 December 2010 00:00

The progress at GKN was one of the highlights at the City of Salem council meeting last Monday night. GKN controller Robert Clark attended the meeting along with Washington County Economic Growth Partnership Director Lana Sullivan.
Clark said the company is currently wrapping up a $1 million investment, as well as a project for Chrysler. He said additional employees were hired in August and November.
He told the council a $4.2 million investment is on the table for 2011, with hopes of increasing to a $10 million investment within three years.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 December 2010 15:09
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Improving Floyd County’s drinking water PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 21 December 2010 00:00

The Floyd County and New Albany Stormwater Boards have been busy this year.  Efforts are being made to improve the water quality in Floyd County and New Albany. These efforts include education/outreach to the public, improvement projects and maintenance to the stormwater systems .

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 December 2010 15:05
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City follows county's lead, puts WCEGP funding on hold PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 15 December 2010 00:00

The Washington County Economic Growth Partnership took another hit this week when the Salem City Council voted to withhold $25,000 they had budgeted for the group in 2011 at its regular meeting Monday (Dec. 13).

The city council's move came off the heels of a similar decision made by the Washington County Council at its regular meeting on Dec. 6. At that meeting, the council decided to move money from the Growth Partnership's line item and put it into a fund that they council controls for economic development.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 December 2010 12:34
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Shop with a Cop puts many smiles on area kids face PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 14 December 2010 00:00

The Scottsburg Wal-Mart was filled with 120 smiling kids from Washington County on Saturday morning, as the annual Shop with a Cop took place. Many officers and volunteers in the community arrived at the Sheriff’s Department at 7 a.m. and were bussed to Scottsburg, where the children each received one complete outfit, including shirt, pants, socks, underwear, shoes, winter coat and a toy. The children took their time to pick of the outfit that suited them best and most knew what toy they were going to get.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 December 2010 13:09
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County looking for other options with economic development PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Thursday, 09 December 2010 00:00

The Washington County Council voted 4-3 at its regular meeting Monday to discontinue its funding of the Washington County Economic Growth Partnership to the tune of $65,000 a year.

According to Councilman Mark Manship the council moved the money, in that section of the budget from line 02 to 03. The 02 line is the Economic Growth Partnership money and 03 is economic development money.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 December 2010 09:45
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