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County Keeps Up with Manufacturing Comeback

County Keeps Up with Manufacturing Comeback

Posted: Friday, June 13, 2014 - 11:44:23 AM

DARKE COUNTY – Manufacturing is on the rise in the Dayton Region, and Darke County is “doing as well as anywhere,” reported Dave Burrows, vice president of development for the Dayton Development Coalition.

PolyOne Named Business of the Quarter

PolyOne Named Business of the Quarter

Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 12:37:27 PM

GREENVILLE - The Partnering for Progress (P4P) quarterly meeting held Friday at the Brethren Retirement Community highlighted the ongoing work of the initiative, as well as the business of the quarter, PolyOne, and outgoing president of the P4P Community Improvement Corporation board, Jim Poeppelman.

Former Addict Working to Turn His Life Around

Former Addict Working to Turn His Life Around

Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 12:37:14 PM

“People always said I had ‘so much potential,’” Curtner stated. “After being through these classes, I understand why. Having so many people care about whether you succeed, that really boosts your confidence in your ability to actually get out there and do it.”

Regional Website Highlights Darke County's Workforce

Regional Website Highlights Darke County's Workforce

Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 12:37:07 PM

DARKE COUNTY - HometownOpportunity is growing, adding new employers, schools, and job seekers to improve its effectiveness at meeting the goal of promoting hometown living and economic development in Mercer, Auglaize and Darke Counties, said Lisa Wendel, workforce specialist with Darke County Economic Development.

Old National Bank Supports Local Development

Old National Bank Supports Local Development

Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 12:37:00 PM

DARKE COUNTY- Old National Bank in Union City has joined Darke County’s Partnering for Progress initiative, becoming the latest member of the county wide economic development effort and the 76th member overall.

Filling Jobs Involves Multi-faceted Approach

Filling Jobs Involves Multi-faceted Approach

Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 12:36:54 PM

GREENVILLE – There’s been a transition in the county. In 2009 Marc Saluk was hired as Darke County’s new Economic Development Director.

Grant Will Help Build Darke County's Workforce

Grant Will Help Build Darke County's Workforce

Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 12:36:47 PM

GREENVILLE – The Darke County Workforce Development at the Greenville Career Technology Center (C-Tec) received a boost this week with the announcement the organization received a $500,000 grant. The original plan asked for over $1 million, which would aid in expanding the facility.

Workforce Center Receives $500,000 from State

Workforce Center Receives $500,000 from State

Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 12:36:40 PM

DARKE COUNTY - The Darke County Workforce Center located near Greenville Senior High School will receive $500,000 in funding from Ohio’s 2015-2016 Capital Appropriations, which will provide more opportunities for local workforce training through enhanced equipment and a facility upgrades.

Demand Drives Expansion, 400 New Jobs at Whirlpool Plant

Demand Drives Expansion, 400 New Jobs at Whirlpool Plant

Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 12:36:34 PM

Greenville — Whirlpool Corp.’s $40 million investment in its Darke County operations will ensure that Greenville remains the manufacturing hub of the company’s small appliance business, company officials said Friday.

Workforce was Key in Whirlpool's Greenville Expansion

Workforce was Key in Whirlpool's Greenville Expansion

Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 12:36:26 PM

GREENVILLE - It was a big day for economic development in Darke County.

$40 Million Investment and 400 Jobs for Whirlpool in Greenville

$40 Million Investment and 400 Jobs for Whirlpool in Greenville

Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 12:36:21 PM

GREENVILLE – “This announcement is going to affect one of the world’s greatest manufacturing teams,” said Ken Hossler, plant leader for Whirlpool’s Greenville plant. “It couldn’t happen without you.”

Whirlpool to Make Major Announcement

Whirlpool to Make Major Announcement

Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 12:36:15 PM

Whirlpool Corp. will make a major announcement Friday regarding its plant in Greenville.

Career Tech Center's New Signage Promotes Countywide Efforts

Career Tech Center's New Signage Promotes Countywide Efforts

Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 12:36:08 PM

GREENVILLE - The Greenville Career Tech Center at Greenville High School is evolving to fit the needs of the county’s workforce, and part of that includes a new branding effort for the facility, said Marc Saluk, Darke County Economic Development director.

PFI Chooses Greenville because of Size and Location

PFI Chooses Greenville because of Size and Location

Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 12:35:59 PM

GREENVILLE – Thanks to the Darke County Economic office and Partnering for Progress, Darke County has witnessed tremendous success over the past few years with job retention, expansion and creation.

Adult Training Helps Bolster Darke County Workforce

Adult Training Helps Bolster Darke County Workforce

Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 1:08:18 PM

Canadian Manufacturer to Open Plant in Greenville, Hire 50

Canadian Manufacturer to Open Plant in Greenville, Hire 50

Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 12:51:56 PM

Koenig Plans New Facility in Greenville

Koenig Plans New Facility in Greenville

Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 12:38:27 PM

Local Company Featured on ABC World News

Local Company Featured on ABC World News

Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 11:13:51 AM

All American Clothing Company in Arcanum was featured on ABC World News' "Made In America" series

DBJ Interviews Darke County ED Director

DBJ Interviews Darke County ED Director

Posted: Monday, January 20, 2014 - 9:39:16 AM

Darke County has a new solution to the problem of workforce training.

Program Helps Fill Healthcare Workforce Need

Program Helps Fill Healthcare Workforce Need

Posted: Monday, November 25, 2013 - 10:06:34 AM

GREENVILLE - Partnering for Progress, in conjunction with the Greenville Career-Technical Education Center (CTEC), have graduated their first response to a county-wide workforce shortage, with 11 State-Tested Nursing Assistants (STNA), many of whom have already been placed with an employer, said Marc Saluk, director, Darke County Economic Development.

Greenville Career Tech Honored by P4P

Greenville Career Tech Honored by P4P

Posted: Monday, November 25, 2013 - 9:55:36 AM

GREENVILLE – Partnering for Progress (P4P) held a meet and greet at the Bistro Off Broadway for its quarterly meeting. According to Marc Saluk, economic development director for Darke County, 80-100 people came out for the event.

ODOT, Versailles Celebrate Progress Way Opening

ODOT, Versailles Celebrate Progress Way Opening

Posted: Monday, November 25, 2013 - 9:55:08 AM

VERSAILLES -The Ohio Department of Transportation held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Tuesday to celebrate the official opening of the new “Progress Way” roadway in Versailles.

PolyOne Expands Greenville Facilities

PolyOne Expands Greenville Facilities

Posted: Monday, November 25, 2013 - 9:54:02 AM

DARKE COUNTY — This week ushered in big news for the economic growth of Darke County.

DBJ Regional Economic Report

DBJ Regional Economic Report

Posted: Monday, October 28, 2013 - 8:23:00 AM

The Dayton Business Journal recently published a Regional Economic Report for Darke County.

DCED Office Welcomes Lisa Wendel

DCED Office Welcomes Lisa Wendel

Posted: Monday, October 28, 2013 - 8:06:12 AM

As of August 19th, the Darke County Economic Development office employs a third person.

The Community Just Got Stronger!

The Community Just Got Stronger!

Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 12:18:22 PM

GREENVILLE – Marv Stammen, former president of Second National Bank, summarized the intent, and the end result, of the Greenville City School District’s campaign and the slogan it used from the start: Strong Schools Strong Community.

Companies Partner to Build Alternative Fuel Vehicles

Companies Partner to Build Alternative Fuel Vehicles

Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 12:06:28 PM

DARKE COUNTY – Local companies are working together to help a national company realize their goal of alternative fuel vehicles.

Cast Metal Technologies Takes Over Union City Non-Ferrous Plant

Cast Metal Technologies Takes Over Union City Non-Ferrous Plant

Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 7:06:19 AM

UNION CITY, Ohio – In 2012, Union City Non-Ferrous Inc. didn’t give much notice that they were packing their bags and heading to South Carolina, but it was an opportunity that fit just fine with Cast Metal Technologies (CM-Tec), the company which purchased the facilities that Union City Non-Ferrous left empty, said Ryan Olney, general manager for CM-Tec.

New Plant Manager Meet and Greet

New Plant Manager Meet and Greet

Posted: Friday, August 09, 2013 - 12:55:10 PM

Darke County Economic Development introduces new area plant managers.

KitchenAid Enters into Collaboration with SodaStream

KitchenAid Enters into Collaboration with SodaStream

Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 11:44:07 AM

Ramco Electric Motors Joins P4P

Ramco Electric Motors Joins P4P

Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 11:19:56 AM

Ramco Electric Motors has become the newest member of the Partnering for Progress (P4P) initiative, Darke County’s collaborative economic development campaign. The manufacturer, located in Greenville, becomes the 72nd area entity to contribute to this expanding effort.

DBJ Features Greenville's KitchenAid Plant

DBJ Features Greenville's KitchenAid Plant

Posted: Monday, March 11, 2013 - 11:08:40 AM

Greenville's KitchenAid Manufacturing Plant has earned a feature article in The Dayton Business Journal. Click here to check it out!

Site Selection Magazine's Governor's Cup 2012

Site Selection Magazine's Governor's Cup 2012

Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2013 - 1:19:56 PM

Ohio ranks #2 in the 2012 Governor's Cup rankings in Site Selection Magazine. Way to go Ohio!

DBJ Features Greenville, Sidney

DBJ Features Greenville, Sidney

Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2013 - 1:18:48 PM

The Dayton Business Journal has featured Greenville & Sidney after a tie in ranking 13th among the top Micropolitan Areas in the US.

Economic Development Featured in Daily Advocate

Economic Development Featured in Daily Advocate

Posted: Friday, February 01, 2013 - 2:02:44 PM

View the feature from the January 30th edition of The Daily Advocate "Highlight: Darke County Economic Development". It's focus is Partnering for Progress, Workforce Development, Darke County's Top Ten Projects, and more!

Darke County CIC Issues First Small Business Loan

Darke County CIC Issues First Small Business Loan

Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 8:35:56 AM

DARKE COUNTY- Under a new program, the Darke County Community Improvement Corporation (CIC) has issued a low-interest small business loan for the first time in the organization’s history. A $100,000 loan has recently been issued to Ohio Plastics Processors of Greenville in support of the company’s job creating project and investment in the local economy.

Union City Coalition Receives EPA Grant

Union City Coalition Receives EPA Grant

Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 8:35:49 AM

UNION CITY – The Union City Coalition (the Coalition) is pleased to announce that it has received a U.S. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Brownfield Site-Specific Assessment Grant, for Brownfield sites in Randolph County, Indiana and Darke County, Ohio.

Area Superintendents Tour Local Manufacturing

Area Superintendents Tour Local Manufacturing

Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 8:33:22 AM

Superintendents and other school officials toured Midmark & Crown recently as part of Darke County's workforce development initiative.

Area Business Celebrates 125th Anniversary!

Area Business Celebrates 125th Anniversary!

Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 10:54:17 AM

Congratulations to the Troy Sunshade Company on its recent anniversary.

WCODC Launches Website

WCODC Launches Website

Posted: Friday, November 16, 2012 - 8:16:01 AM

The West Central Ohio Development Coalition (WCODC), a collaborative effort between 14 economic development organizations in a 7-county area, has launched its new website. The site will grow in the year to come but the initial offering is live for the world to see. Darke plays a prominent role in this effort and, as a group, there are already many successful efforts underway!

Reps, Bd of Regents, DDC Discuss Workforce Development

Reps, Bd of Regents, DDC Discuss Workforce Development

Posted: Thursday, November 08, 2012 - 9:57:14 AM

Barbara Nicol & Bill Souders (Board of Regents), Rep. Richard Adams, Rep. Jim Buchy, and Dave Burrows (Dayton Development Coalition) were in Greenville on November 1 to discuss Darke County's Workforce Development Efforts.

Senator Beagle Tours Greenville CTEC

Senator Beagle Tours Greenville CTEC

Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2012 - 4:28:56 AM

State Senator Bill Beagle (R - Tipp City) toured Greenville Career Technical Center on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. Senator Beagle serves on Governor John Kasich's Executive Workforce Board.

Ohio Ranks Second in State Business Climate

Ohio Ranks Second in State Business Climate

Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2012 - 4:28:06 AM

In its 2012 Top State Business Climate Rankings, Site Selection magazine ranked Ohio second - up seven places from last year, the magazine reports.

Darke County CIC Expands

Darke County CIC Expands

Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2012 - 10:52:17 AM

DARKE COUNTY- The Darke County Community Improvement Corporation (CIC), the governing board of the county’s Partnering for Progress (P4P) initiative, has announced the addition of five new seats on the board and several other recent personnel changes.

DBJ Names Manufacturing Award Winners

DBJ Names Manufacturing Award Winners

Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 5:55:29 AM

DAYTON BUSINESS JOURNAL - A packed house filled the Dayton Masonic Center on Thursday for the first Dayton Business Journal Manufacturing Awards.

Seven winners were named across a variety of categories, including workforce training, exporting and community involvement.

Midmark Expands Support for Economic Development

Midmark Expands Support for Economic Development

Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 6:05:04 AM

VERSAILLES- Midmark Corporation has announced that it will significantly increase its contribution to Partnering for Progress (P4P), Darke County's collaborative economic development initiative, beginning in 2013. The $10,000 annual contribution, which represents a substantial increase from the company's initial $1,000 annual level of participation, will be reviewed again at the end of next year.

Ohio Has 4th Best Job Rate Growth

Ohio Has 4th Best Job Rate Growth

Posted: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 11:30:44 AM

A new Bizjournals.com report found that with the addition of 100,000 jobs as of June 2012, Ohio “ranks as the fourth-best state in the country” and the top state in the Midwest for growing jobs, Dayton Business Journal reports.

WCODC Becomes Official Entity

WCODC Becomes Official Entity

Posted: Monday, August 27, 2012 - 10:15:21 AM

Economic Development Directors from a six county region have officially formed the West Central Ohio Development Coalition (WCODC) with the goal of working to promote this entire region of the state, in terms of job growth and workforce development. Pictured here, the officers officially sign the incorporation documents. As a region, we are stronger...

Midmark Recognized in Dayton Business Journal

Midmark Recognized in Dayton Business Journal

Posted: Friday, August 24, 2012 - 7:46:23 AM

Congratulations to The Midmark Corporation! The Dayton Business Journal has recognized them as one of the healthiest employers in the Dayton region. This company's commitment to their employees is surpassed by none.

All American Clothing Utilizes County RLF

All American Clothing Utilizes County RLF

Posted: Monday, August 06, 2012 - 11:27:03 AM

ARCANUM- Darke County has again utilized its low interest revolving loan program to assist the expansion of a local business. Last Friday, the county commissioners closed the 15-year, 1.8% loan which will enable All American Clothing Co to move into the former Creative Cabinets facility in Arcanum.

Hoagland Speaks at P4P Quarterly Investor Meeting

Hoagland Speaks at P4P Quarterly Investor Meeting

Posted: Monday, August 06, 2012 - 11:03:52 AM

About 85 people from Darke County’s business community attended the event at The Stillwater Valley Golf Club in order to hear a number of speakers, including Jeff Hoagland, President & CEO of The Dayton Development Coalition (DDC).

Midmark Corp Receives Business of the Quarter Award

Midmark Corp Receives Business of the Quarter Award

Posted: Monday, August 06, 2012 - 10:34:26 AM

Midmark Corporation in Versailles, OH was awarded Business of the Quarter for 2nd quarter of 2012 by the Darke County CIC. The award was presented at the Partnering for Progress (P4P) Quarterly Investor Meeting held on July 27, 2012 at Stillwater Valley Golf Club.

Greenville Whirlpool Gets New Manager

Greenville Whirlpool Gets New Manager

Posted: Friday, August 03, 2012 - 11:45:01 AM

Whirlpool, Darke County's top employer, has a new plant manager. Ken Hossler shared his approach to the job, his insights into the company, and insights on modern manufacturing in general with Greenville Mayor Mike Bowers, DCED Director Marc Saluk, and a represntative of the Dayton Development Coaltion recently.

VPP Moves to New Location

VPP Moves to New Location

Posted: Friday, August 03, 2012 - 11:31:36 AM

Congratulations to VPP Industries, Inc., a commercial printing company in Versailles for becoming operational at their new location and holding their ribbon-cutting last week.

The Early Bird has New Owners

The Early Bird has New Owners

Posted: Friday, August 03, 2012 - 11:19:40 AM

Brothers Keith & Fred Foutz (pictured) have become the new owners of The Early Bird, a free once weekly publication for the entire county.

Union City Collectively Backs P4P

Union City Collectively Backs P4P

Posted: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 5:58:42 AM

Union City- The Union City community on both sides of the state line has jointly backed Darke County as three different community entities have thrown their support behind development efforts.

Groundbreaking  Held for Workforce Development Center

Groundbreaking Held for Workforce Development Center

Posted: Monday, June 25, 2012 - 7:41:04 AM

Workforce development is P4P's number one priority for 2012 and will likely remain the top priority for years to come.

Family Health Business of the Quarter

Family Health Business of the Quarter

Posted: Friday, June 22, 2012 - 11:59:19 AM

Congratulations to Family Health, Inc. for being named the Darke CIC's Business of the Quarter at the 2nd quarter 2012 Partnering for Progress (P4P) Investor Meeting.

New Investor & Chamber Reps Chosen

New Investor & Chamber Reps Chosen

Posted: Friday, June 22, 2012 - 11:53:57 AM

Two new Partnering for Progress Investor Representatives as well as 2 new Chamber Representatives were chosen to serve on the Darke County CIC Board for 2012-13.

Versailles S&L Ribbon Cutting

Versailles S&L Ribbon Cutting

Posted: Friday, June 22, 2012 - 11:52:41 AM

Congratulations to Versailles Savings & Loan on the opening of their new facility at 10413 Kley Road in Versailles, OH.

Economic Development efforts help create jobs

Economic Development efforts help create jobs

Posted: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 6:40:27 AM

COLUMBUS – Gov. John R. Kasich today announced the approval of 18 proposals that are expected to collectively create 1,217 jobs and retain 4,576 jobs. Through collaboration and communication between the Governor’s Office, JobsOhio and its regional partners, these projects were delivered to the Ohio Tax Credit Authority and approved on Monday. As a result, more than $200 million in capital investment and $49 million in new payroll is expected to be injected into communities across the state.

Midmarke Announces Plans for Expansion

Midmarke Announces Plans for Expansion

Posted: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 7:55:55 AM

VERSAILLES, Ohio – (May 18, 2012) – Midmark Corporation, the most trusted name in medical, dental and veterinary healthcare equipment solutions, today announced two growth initiatives, including enhancements to its current manufacturing facility and additional offices located in Dayton, Ohio.

Darke County & City of Greenville Visit Spartech Plastics

Darke County & City of Greenville Visit Spartech Plastics

Posted: Monday, May 21, 2012 - 8:25:53 AM

Economic development and The City of Greenville visited Spartech Plastics at the invitation of new Plant Manager Jim McIntosh.

2012 Ohio Shale Energy Conference

2012 Ohio Shale Energy Conference

Posted: Monday, May 21, 2012 - 8:14:55 AM

The Ohio Shale Energy 2012 Conference was held in Cambridge, OH to help communities and businesses better position themselves to take advantage of the opportunities presented by this emerging state industry. Darke County Commissioner Mike Stegall & Greenville Mayor Mike Bowers attended the event.

Villge of Ansonia Joins P4P

Villge of Ansonia Joins P4P

Posted: Monday, May 21, 2012 - 8:14:22 AM

Thanks to The Village of Ansonia for being a part of Partnering for Progress in 2012!

Darke County Poised for $80 Million in Investments

Darke County Poised for $80 Million in Investments

Posted: Friday, March 16, 2012 - 7:43:18 AM

Following a banner year in economic development, Darke County has another $80 million in investments and 300 new jobs in the works.

Greenville Ranks 21st in Top Micropolitans

Greenville Ranks 21st in Top Micropolitans

Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 9:52:30 AM

Congratulations to Darke County companies and all of the county wide participants in the Partnering for Progress initiative! The Greenville Micropolitan area, which encompasses the entire county, finished 21st out of 576 Micropolitan areas nationally in 2011 for project development as awarded by "Site Selection Magazine". We were unranked in 2009, jumped to 41st in 2010, and are now knocking on the door of the top 20.

Darke Co Retains and Creates Jobs in 2011

Darke Co Retains and Creates Jobs in 2011

Posted: Thursday, March 01, 2012 - 6:29:07 AM

From THE EARLY BIRD 2-26-12 edition

GREENVILLE – Partnering for Progress held its regular quarterly investors meeting on Feb. 17. The meeting was an opportunity for Darke County Economic Development Director Marc Saluk to give an update on activity taking place in his office over the past few months and announce the business of the quarter...

...Partnering for Progress has been a big part of the success in Darke County. Through its investors, the economic development office has been able to leverage funds for grants and loans, which have enabled businesses to maintain or create jobs. ...

Darke Among Top Area Counties

Darke Among Top Area Counties

Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 12:13:25 PM

DARKE COUNTY- According to state and regional data, Darke County companies were among the most aggressive in the Dayton region in 2011 in terms of the planning and implementing of local expansion projects. Furthermore, those companies partnered with local and state economic development organizations more consistently than in most area counties.

Versailles Chamber Supports P4P

Versailles Chamber Supports P4P

Posted: Tuesday, February 07, 2012 - 8:13:41 AM

Versailles Chamber of Commerce President Mitch Eiting (Middle-R) presents the chamber's 2012 Partnering for Progress contribution to Darke County CIC President Jim Poeppelman (Middle-L)...surrounded by chamber members, Darke County Commissioners, and Marc Saluk, Economic Development Director. Thanks again to the Versailles Chamber and to the entire Versailles community for their support of P4P.

Midwest Leading Nation in Economic Recovery

Midwest Leading Nation in Economic Recovery

Posted: Thursday, February 02, 2012 - 11:09:00 AM

According to an article in The Dayton Daily News, "Midwest Leading Nation in Economic Recovery".

"The industrial Midwest is outpacing the nation on economic recovery as companies locate or expand in the region, and business, government and community leaders collaborate better, Huntington Bank CEO Steve Steinour said... Click link to view DDN article.

REAP Program

REAP Program

Posted: Thursday, February 02, 2012 - 8:45:51 AM

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) anounces applications are being accepted for the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP).

IMAGE Grants for Export Assistance

IMAGE Grants for Export Assistance

Posted: Friday, January 20, 2012 - 9:57:19 AM

Columbus - Today, the Ohio Department of Development announced the International Market Access Grant for Exporters (IMAGE) program, which is part of the National Export Initiative to double U.S. exports by 2015. The program is administered through the Department's Office of Export Assistance and is designed to increase exports and create jobs by helping small businesses promote their products and services in new international markets.

OJT Grants - Summary of Programs 2012

OJT Grants - Summary of Programs 2012

Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 1:11:33 PM

On-the-Job Training Grants may be made to employers who hire dislocated or other unemployed persons. There are several different programs, each having its own unique characteristics and requirements. In all of the programs, it is critical that the employer and the job seekers complete all eligibility and application requirements before the hiring takes place. All grant awards are based upon the availability of funds and budget limits do exist.
Staff members of the Job Center Network and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (contact names and numbers provided) are available to provide assistance in determining eligibility and completing the required application documents.

GHS CTC to Add Adult Workforce Training

GHS CTC to Add Adult Workforce Training

Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 2:11:00 PM

Greenville- On Tuesday, the Greenville School Board’s approval of a service agreement with The ProtoGen Group for adult workforce training is now the first step towards a workforce development campaign for Darke County. According to Superintendent Susie Riegle, the school has been working with the county’s Partnering for Progress (P4P) initiative and with local business officials for months towards the new wrinkle for the Greenville Career Technical Center (CTC).

Official Press Release - Whirlpool

Official Press Release - Whirlpool

Posted: Monday, December 19, 2011 - 9:43:13 AM

GREENVILLE- The KitchenAid division of Whirlpool in Greenville continues to create opportunity for the local community as project plans for 2012 took another step forward this week in Columbus where the company was approved for state tax credits based on job creation. Whirlpool has already expanded its manufacturing facility during the current year.

Workforce Team Visits Ramco

Workforce Team Visits Ramco

Posted: Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 7:43:21 AM

Darke County ED and The City of Greenville brought the county's workforce specialists out to Ramco Electric Motors to meet with the company's new HR Manager.

Rep From Gov. Kasich's Office Tours Darke County Businesses

Rep From Gov. Kasich's Office Tours Darke County Businesses

Posted: Thursday, December 01, 2011 - 12:09:05 PM

On Wednesday, November 30th, the Western Ohio Regional Liaison for Governor Kasich's office traveled to Darke County.

DCED Director Visits GHS

DCED Director Visits GHS

Posted: Thursday, December 01, 2011 - 11:23:18 AM

Darke County Economic Development Director Marc Saluk had the opportunity to share with students of Greenville High School in November.

DDC to Lead Ohio's Aerospace & Defense Initiative

DDC to Lead Ohio's Aerospace & Defense Initiative

Posted: Thursday, December 01, 2011 - 10:59:30 AM

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Ohio Department of Development (ODOD) has selected the Dayton Development Coalition (DDC) to execute key elements of the State's strategy to promote aerospace and defense industry growth and development in the Dayton Region and throughout the State.

Integrity Project Continues on Schedule

Integrity Project Continues on Schedule

Posted: Thursday, December 01, 2011 - 10:58:54 AM

For those curious about Integrity Ambulance's project-- the development of its new corporate headquarters by the old Corning facility in Greenville-- need only drive by the Martin Street location to see that tremendous progress has been made in recent months.

Darke County Partnering for Progress...

Darke County Partnering for Progress...

Posted: Thursday, December 01, 2011 - 9:41:20 AM

Darke County Partnering for Progress…
By Bob Robinson

“For the first time, we are no longer in danger of losing jobs,” said Darke County Economic Development Director Marc Saluk.

DCED Visits Klockner Pentaplast

DCED Visits Klockner Pentaplast

Posted: Thursday, December 01, 2011 - 8:25:41 AM

Company visits by the Partnering for Progress initiative continue and October has been no exception thus far... Such visits better prepare development personal to keep an eye out for opportunities for these businesses and to keep abreast of company projects and chances to help.

FRAM Adds Positions in Greenville

FRAM Adds Positions in Greenville

Posted: Thursday, December 01, 2011 - 8:09:18 AM

GREENVILLE- FRAMGroup, the new name for the FRAM manufacturing site formerly owned by Honeywell until earlier this year, is expanding its operations just two months after new ownership announced that the Greenville location would remain in production.

Versailles Savings & Loan Breaks Ground for new Location

Versailles Savings & Loan Breaks Ground for new Location

Posted: Friday, September 09, 2011 - 8:11:02 AM

Versailles Savings & Loan Company celebrated the groundbreaking for its new location with an official ceremony that took place on the site located at 10413 Kley Road. Attending the ceremony were members of the Versailles Area Chamber of Commerce, Marc Saluk - Darke County Economic Development Director, Randy Gump - Village Administrator, Kevin Drees of Urb Drees Construction, General Contractor, John Rausch of Garmann/Miller & Associates, Inc. Architect, and Versailles Savings & Loan Board of Directors & Employees.

P4P Announces FRAM Group, Formerly Honeywell CPG,

P4P Announces FRAM Group, Formerly Honeywell CPG,

Posted: Friday, September 09, 2011 - 8:09:28 AM

GREENVILLE, OHIO - City and county development officials have announced that Rank Group Limited, who completed their purchase of Honeywell's CPG Division of Honeywell this August, will maintain its Greenville operations.

Ramco Electric Motors Finds Room to Grow

Ramco Electric Motors Finds Room to Grow

Posted: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 6:52:37 AM

Ramco Electric Motors will shortly be getting a new home in Greenville. The company has announced its purchase of the former Timmerman Truss facility in Greenville's industrial Park at 5763 Jaysville-St. Johns Road and expects to shortly begin the relocation process. Currently, Ramco resides at 1355 Sater Street in Greenville.

Economic Development Moves to The Palace

Economic Development Moves to The Palace

Posted: Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 3:12:44 PM

The Darke County Economic Development (DCED) Office has completed the move to its new location in Suite 201 of The Palace at 537 South Broadway in Greenville. The office, which seeks to facilitate business development in Darke County, took up residency in its new home on Monday, May 23. DCED joins other development-oriented organizations, Main Street Grenville and The Darke County Visitor’s Bureau, already operating on the facility’s second floor.

Investors Updated on Economic Development Efforts

Investors Updated on Economic Development Efforts

Posted: Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 3:12:38 PM

The most recent Partnering for Progress (P4P) meeting continued a recent trend for the campaign by producing another record turnout of investors. Over 60 investors in the county wide economic development campaign, designed at its core to create and retain business and jobs in Darke County, participated in the quarterly event which was held on April 29 at HD Supply’s new home on Sater Street in Greenville.

Greenville Recognized for ED Efforts by National Publication

Greenville Recognized for ED Efforts by National Publication

Posted: Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 3:12:32 PM

Greenville- Greenville has been recognized by Site Selection magazine, a national publication devoted to economic development, as one of the Top 100 Micropolitans (city with a population between 10 -50,000) in the United States, based on 2010 development project statistics. The Darke County Economic Development Office was notified this week of The City's inclusion in the upcoming March issue of the publication.

Darke County Loan Program “Re-Opens” for Business

Darke County Loan Program “Re-Opens” for Business

Posted: Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 3:12:27 PM

A valuable county tool for economic development is officially back in use as the Darke County Revolving Loan (RLF) Program issued its first low-interest loan in more than 3 years to JAFE Decorating in Greenville. The closing for JAFE’s $112,500 loan (issued at a 2 percent interest rate over 7 years) was held on Friday, Dec 2. The company will use the money to purchase a new piece of equipment that will help create 6-10 new jobs, bringing JAFE’s employment to 40 by the end of 2010.