COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (August 3, 2021) — The Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) Revolving Loan Program (RLF) has retired more than $1 Million to Whitley EDC Small Business and Entrepreneurship Initiative (SBEI) clients in the last 10 years.

** Aug. 9, 2021 Update: Training Reimbursement Applications are currently closed

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (April 14, 2021) – Sailrite Enterprises Inc. (Sailrite), a global provider of fabric, tools, hardware and sewing supplies for sailors, announced plans today to expand operations in northeast Indiana, creating up to 50 new jobs by the end of 2024.



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Feb. 2, 2021

Employers Asked to Submit Information for Regional Survey of Wages and Benefits

Since 1977, Krider’s Meat Processing (Krider’s) has been providing service to industries, youth and the community.

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (September 10, 2020) ­­­– Whitley County was awarded funds to disperse to for profit businesses affected during the pandemic.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, in collaboration with Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne, Inc., announced today the 11 artists participating in Make It Your Own Mural Fest, happening September 8-18 across Northeast Indiana’s 11 counties.

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (August 11, 2020) ­­­– Local agricultural company Ag Plus, Inc., recently announced plans to construct a new building and purchase new equipment to expand agricultural services.

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (May 18, 2020) ­­­– Local orthopedic company Kyocera SGS Precision Tools recently announced plans to purchase new manufacturing equipment to improve capabilities and upskill the labor force.

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (May 13, 2020) ­­­– Iotron Industries, a global leader in radiation processing, broke ground on their expansion project during a time when sterilization is a key priority. The expansion will add 34,000 sq. ft.

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (April 22, 2020) ­­­– The Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) board of directors has hired Dale E. Buuck as president.

A Tri-Lakes local found time in the chaos to gain his retail certificate and launch his website for custom fishing rods.


SOUTH WHITLEY, Ind. (April 1, 2020) ­­­– Artistic Holiday Designs, a custom professional holiday lighting company, plans to expand its operations in South Whitley’s former Shindigz Headquarters building, subject to the company closing on the purchase of the building.