Hendricks County Economic Development Partnership
Danville, Indiana

Phone (317) 745-2400  |  Email brian@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.


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"

Hendricks County Wins Bid for New Apple Site Location

Danville, IN – April 28, 2021 – Hendricks County Economic Development Partnership is pleased to announce that XPO Logistics Supply Chain, Inc. chose Hendricks County as the site to serve their project as Apple, Inc.’s third-party OEM and logistics partner.…
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HCEDP is offering loan funds to support small businesses and entrepreneurs

Starting immediately, the Hendricks County Economic Development Partnership is offering loan funds to support small businesses and entrepreneurs with innovative ideas to adapt to our changing economy. The Resilience and Innovative Small business and Entrepreneur in Hendricks County loan (R.I.S.E in Hendricks County) funds…
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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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Hendricks County Economic Development Partnership responds to COVID-19

Hendricks County Economic Development Partnership (HCEDP) has been working diligently to access resources and support the Hendricks County community, both industries and individuals. Please follow this link to read our press release and visit HendricksJobs.com for a list of COVID-19 resources throughout the Region.

Additionally, the HCEDP team is working remotely, but always here to help you with any needs or questions you might have. You can contact any of our team members at the following emails:

Brian Bilger (Executive Director) brian@hcedp.org

Lora Steele (Program Implementation Director) lora@hcedp.org

Victoria Ross-Frost (Business Development Director) victoria@hcedp.org

You can also call our office and leave a message that we will retrieve remotely. Our office number is 317-745-2400