Hendricks County Economic Development Partnership

Phone (317) 745-2400  |  Email jeff@hcedp.org

Exciting things are happening in Hendricks County

Hendricks County, Indiana is one of the nation’s fastest-growing counties with a healthy economy and a vibrant business community. Great things are happening here, and we want to keep you informed. Check back often to see the latest news and updates about major projects!

$600,000 Logistics Grant for Hendricks County Economic Development and Hendricks College Network 

The Hendricks Logistics Sector Partnership (HLSP) has been awarded over $600,000 in grant funding through the Indiana Department of Workforce Development's Skill UP Indiana! Round 3. HLSP is one of only 11 awardees out of a 96 applications covering all 92 counties in Indiana. The total grant pool was $9.546 million dedicated to creating Innovation Networks throughout the state, focused on impacting workforce development in high-demand/high-need industries. 

The HLSP will be geared towards impacting not only the incumbent workforce and current issues the county faces in the Supply Chain industry, but it will also focus on all of the opportunity to upskill current and potential workers into higher paying, higher skilled jobs in automation and technology, as it relates to supply chain.

For a full breakdown of the HSLP, the Skill UP Indiana! grant win, and the team that makes up this new sector partnership, please follow the hyperlink below.

HLSP WINS SKILL UP INDIANA! GRANT FUNDS

Addressing Company Culture in the Warehouse Industry

The Hendricks County Economic Development Partnership participates regularly in conversation about workforce. It is probably no surprise to anyone that workforce is one of the number one issues our community and state are facing today. A lot of buzzwords around town are "alignment", "up-skill", "high-wage/high-demand", and "talent pipeline." One concept that does not seem to get as much attention is company culture. One might hear it in relation to white-collar jobs, but there is an ever increasing demand for culture in "grey-collar" and blue-collar jobs as well.

This article, published by Mark Feffer, addresses small changes that can be made in the warehouse industry to allow a company culture to develop. These aren't life altering concepts, and are certainly nothing new. However, could they change the way your business does business?

Take some time to read "Finding and Managing Warehouse Workers Is 'In-the-Trenches' HR"

Workforce Development Hits a Home Run with Saint-Gobain Abrasives North American DC

Workforce Development Hits a Home Run with Saint-Gobain Abrasives North American DC With unemployment hovering around 3%,  Saint-Gobain Abrasives finds one answer to hiring and retaining great employees. When I entered this job with the HCEDP back in March of…
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Brownsburg attracts $4.8M office project as part of bigger plans for downtown

BROWNSBURG -Brownsburg’s efforts to transform its nondescript downtown are getting a boost from a $4.8 million office project that could help lure more development to the area. The development team of Envoy Inc., Hageman Group and Yeager Properties has agreed…
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Parts distributor plans to open warehouse in Brownsburg, hire 118

BROWNSBURG - Avept Inc., a distributor of powersports and automotive parts, said Monday that it plans to open a warehouse in Brownsburg, creating up to 118 jobs by 2019. The El Dorado Hills, California-based company plans to spend $6.3 million to buy, renovate…
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