News & Case Studies

I&M Study Finds Area’s Food & Beverage Industry Shows Promise for Growth

A study by Austin Consulting, a leading site selector, found the area’s strengths offer growth opportunities for food and beverage industries in northern and east-central Indiana as well as southwest Michigan.

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Cornerstone to Engage Site Selectors Twice This Summer on Home Turf

Cornerstone Alliance and Indiana Michigan Power will team up to host site selectors at both the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship Memorial Day weekend and then again at the SiteLink Forum in August.

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ElringKlinger Eyes Fort Wayne, Indiana for New Plant

German automotive supplier ElringKlinger will lease a 60,000 square-foot spec building in Fort Wayne for its third US operation. The company will hire 150 people by 2022.

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AEP Economic & Business Development Named Top 10

Indiana Michigan Power via American Electric Power's Economic & Business Development department was name among the top 10 utility partners for site selection and economic development in 2017 by Site Selection Magazine.

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Stealth Trailers Opens Second Location in Marion

Bristol, Indiana based Stealth Trailers, announced September 20, 2017, it will occupy a 48,000 sq. ft. facility at 2703 W. 9th Street in Marion. The new facility will house complete trailer manufacturing operations. The company will begin hiring immediately and fully launch operations October 1, 2017.

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Cornerstone Alliance & Kinexus Partner for Dual Career Initiative

Cornerstone Alliance and Kinexus have developed a recruiting initiative that will work with "trailing" partners and spouses of newly hired talent who are also seeking employment in Southwest Michigan.

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Indiana Announces ‘Next Level Jobs’ Program

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb and the new Secretary of Career Connections and Talent, Blair Milo, rolled out Indiana's Next Level Jobs initiative. The program will provide more than $20 million over the next two years through grants to support training efforts to fill high-demand, high-wage jobs.

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Trailer Hitch Manufacturer Seeks Tax Break for Expansion Plans

Pulliam Industries in Mishawaka will invest $2.5 million in 34,000 square foot expansion of manufacturing and research and development space.

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I&M Seeks Partner for Food & Beverage Strategy

Indiana Michigan Power Economic & Business Development team is seeking a qualified consulting partner to develop a food and beverage processing business development strategy. To request a copy of the RFP, contact Ashley Savieo ansavieo@aep.com or Shelley Klug slklug@aep.com.

All proposals are due on Monday, July 31, 2017

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Saving Energy Pays Huge Dividend for Inn at Harbor Shores

Benton Harbor, Michigan resort, the Inn at Harbor Shores, has taken advantage of the I&M energy efficient lighting program and will reap additional financial benefits beyond monthly energy savings.

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