a-look-back-at-2016As we close out 2016, Marshall County Economic Development Corporation CEO Jerry Chavez recently said, “We can all be proud of the many successes each Marshall County community has had in 2016.”  He then listed many of the successes.

Argos created a video to attract residents to its small town community this year with the assistance of Big Idea who produced the video.  According to INside Edge the Argos video titled “Small Town Makes Big Play to Attract New Residents” was their number one viewed video in 2016.  (Every week, Inside INdiana Business bring compelling stories and interviews from throughout the state. They share this content on a daily basis through the INside Edge e-newsletters, InsideINdianaBusiness.com and social media. From the hundreds of show segments they produced this past year.  The Argos video was the most viewed of 2016.)     

In Culver, the effort put forth with Stellar Designation…WOW so close as well as the upgrades to water tower and infrastructure in the heart of the town and some surprises on the horizon in 2017.

Bourbon’s planning effort aimed at growing new commercial and residential areas in town and landing Indiana Composites, along with the expansions by Faulkner Fabricating and Harmony Press.

Bremen has a new water plant and they jump started a new residential neighborhood along with the many expansions by existing businesses like NISCO and Indiana Carton.

La Paz used this year for planning to annex and grow the community along US Highway 6 and US Highway 31 and the new streetscape planning for development in 2017.

Plymouth saw success by attracting Pretzels Inc. into the shell building, the residential project in the South Gate project and Thursday’s announcement on the Rees Theater expansion along with the expansions by DAC and Viking Paper.

Marshall County saw economic success with the opening of Veteran’s Parkway and the expansion of the Homestead Dairy.