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Huntington in economic development ratings

Posted: Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation recently issued a news release recognizing Site Selection Magazine’s economic development performance ratings for cities throughout the United States. The ratings appeared in the March 2011 issue and rated the top 100 micropolitan areas evaluated nationally. Huntington tied for 25th place in the list of these top 100 locations and received national recognition in the publication.

The U.S. Census Bureau defines a micropolitan area as a rural county whose largest city does not exceed a population of 50,000. The U.S. has a total of 576 micropolitan areas.

“It is exciting to see Huntington receive national recognition for our economic development efforts again in 2010,” said Mark Wickersham, Executive Director of Huntington County Economic Development.   He added, “The true heroes who made this story happen are the employers in our community who are working so hard to operate successful businesses and in the process, employ our workforce.  It also is a demonstration of what can be accomplished in a Community when the elected officials and agency staff are all working together as a team to best serve the public.”

Huntington County Economic Development was also recognized in 2009 by for the 6th largest economic development project in Indiana that year, with the Onward Manufacturing Company project in Huntington.  During 2010, Continental Structural Plastics announced their commitment to locate in Huntington, creating up to 350 new jobs in the process.

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