Environment
Showcase Owen County
The Owen County Chamber of Commerce and Purdue Extension - Owen County firmly believes in the value of supporting our local businesses. In order to raise awareness and encourage others in our community to shop local first, we are planning the second annual "Showcase Owen County 2015" event at the Owen County Fairgrounds on April 25, 2015 from 10 am to 2 pm.
Today more than 60 percent of new jobs are derived from existing companies in our communities, and research shows that in some communities that figure is as high as 80 percent. Economic development corporations are vital to community success, and that is a fact I cannot deny, but I also must state that not enough emphasis is placed on assisting existing companies, particularly Tier 2 companies, to help them grow.
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Extension Connector Newsletter - December 2014
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With the transformation outside associated with the leaves changing color, pumpkins and chrysanthemums showing up in yards, and harvest taking place, now is a great time to enjoy the outdoors in Clay County. You can enjoy the outdoors while getting involved in the different programs offered by Purdue Extension or by visiting any of the wonderful state parks or recreational facilities located in West Central Indiana with your family. Did you know that the first state park in Indiana