New 50,000 SF Shell Building Awarded Incentives

On July 13, local government approved a property tax abatement for construction of a new 50,000 SF industrial shell building at a site in Bartholomew County near Edinburgh, Indiana, at the northern edge of the Columbus, Indiana MSA. Force Holdings, LLC — a family-owned investment and development company – is the developer, and its sister [...]

2021-08-16T13:52:11-04:00August 16th, 2021|News|

Swiss firm Georg Utz plans expansion near Edinburgh, Indiana

Georg Utz, Inc., a Switzerland-based plastic container manufacturer with operations at 8 locations on 3 continents, will spend $11.8 million to expand its 168,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Bartholomew County, Indiana, by 135,500 square feet, according to the company’s local incentive application.  The manufacturer will also install $7.5 million in new equipment, for a [...]

2021-08-16T13:09:14-04:00August 16th, 2021|News|

Columbus Welcomes Ninth Avenue Foods’ Midwest HQ, Beverage Production Facility

COLUMBUS, IN – Ninth Avenue Foods, a California-based beverage production company, announced plans today to locate its new Midwest headquarters and production facility in Columbus, Indiana, its first facility outside of its home state.   The company intends to build a 260,000 square foot state-of-the-art dairy and plant-based beverage facility and hire up to 101 new [...]

2021-05-04T13:20:16-04:00April 13th, 2021|News|

Applied Labs & Rightway Fasteners Expand

Columbus, Ind. (January, 5 2021) - The Columbus City Council approved two separate tax abatement applications at Tuesday night's meeting. Applied Laboratories, Inc. has received a tax abatement on an investment of $2,400,000 for new manufacturing equipment. Back in 2017, the Council granted them a real and personal property tax abatement for the expansion of [...]

2021-01-06T10:48:38-05:00January 6th, 2021|News|

Best Places to Work for Manufacturing

In its sixth annual study, SmartAsset reveals the best metro areas for manufacturing workers to work and live. They analyzed data on manufacturing jobs as a percent of the total workforce, employment growth, income growth and home affordability. This year, they also considered a timely metric to account for the impact of COVID-19: the October [...]

2020-12-21T09:59:11-05:00December 21st, 2020|News|

GCEDC Awarded Special Recognition by U.S. Dept. of Commerce

Greater Columbus EDC Awarded Special Recognition by U.S. Department of Commerce COLUMBUS, IN (December 7, 2020) – Greater Columbus Economic Development Corporation (EDC) was recently recognized for outstanding investment attraction strategies focused on support of intelligent manufacturing.  The recognition was given by U.S. Department of Commerce Assistant Secretary for Global Markets, Ian Steff, at the [...]

2020-12-07T11:19:52-05:00December 7th, 2020|News|

Abatement Approved for Nikkei MC Aluminum America

COLUMBUS, Ind. (Oct. 25, 2020) – A local subsidiary for international company Nikkei MC Aluminum is receiving a tax abatement on an investment of $6.1 million into new equipment and facility expansion. On Tuesday, city council approved a 10-year tax abatement for Nikkei MC Aluminum America, Inc. According to a memorandum from assistant director of community [...]

2020-11-02T09:56:12-05:00October 25th, 2020|News|

KPIT Technologies Expansion

COLUMBUS, Ind. (Oct. 1, 2020) – KPIT Technologies Inc. (KPIT), a leading software integration partner to automotive and mobility original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Tier 1 suppliers, announced plans today to grow its Columbus Technology Center. The company plans to continue its recent hiring trend, adding up to 75 new jobs by the end of 2023. [...]

2020-10-01T14:54:00-04:00October 1st, 2020|News|

Columbus, Indiana #1 U.S. Metro for Engineering & Production Occupation Strengths

Analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics finds that the Columbus, Indiana metropolitan statistical area (MSA) has the highest concentration of employment in the U.S. within several key engineering and production occupations, including Industrial Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Industrial Production Managers, and other high-skill, high-demand occupations.  The city also ranks in the Top 3 in the [...]

2020-09-24T13:52:33-04:00September 24th, 2020|News|

Abatement Approved for Advanced Mold & Engineering

COLUMBUS, Ind. (Sept. 18, 2020) – Advanced Mold & Engineering just got a boost from the city to help stay competitive amid challenges from both the industry and current circumstances. On Tuesday, Columbus City Council approved a 10-year personal property tax abatement for the local company. According to a memorandum regarding the abatement, the abatement is [...]

2020-11-02T08:41:14-05:00September 18th, 2020|News|