Hendricks County Economic Development Partnership

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

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:

Jeff Pipkin (Executive Director) jeff@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

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 Regional Health Opens Breast Health Center

DANVILLE -Hendricks Regional Health has opened a new breast and bone health space at its Danville campus. The system says the new center will enhance treatment for patients undergoing breast care by providing all needed services in one location. The new…
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Kohl’s Picks Plainfield For E-Commerce Center

PLAINFIELD -Wisconsin-based Kohl's (NYSE: KSS) plans to open a new e-commerce distribution center in Plainfield. The company says the 937,000 square-foot facility, which is expected to open next summer, could generate 900 full and part-time jobs. Kohl's says the facility,…
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Grand Opening to Toast Incubator

AVON - A new entrepreneurship space is set for its grand opening later this month in Avon. Executives say the Central Indiana Innovation Hub @ 46123 is the only space of its kind in Hendricks County. The hub is located…
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