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Economic Outlook

Development in Marshall County, IN

October 15, 2018 (Updated: October 16, 2018 @ 9:35 AM)
Author Jeff Rea

About Jeff

Jeff Rea is currently the President & CEO of the South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce. Jeff has over 20 years of executive leadership experience in our region while working in areas such as Economic Development, Business Development, City Planning, Marketing, and Local Government. Jeff has a degree from Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC and executive management continuing education work at the University of Notre Dame.

I hope you’ve programmed Economic Outlook into your regular weekly routine. Our team at WNIT is working hard to bring you some great stories about the economy here in our region and we hope each week to introduce you to some of the people, companies and programs helping drive economic growth. If you miss one, remember you can watch them anytime here.

This week, we decided to zero in on Marshall County and the good things happening across that county. We were luck to grab Ginny Munroe, the President of the Town Council in Culver; Kevin Overmyer, the President of the Marshall County Board of Commissioners; and Jerry Chavez, the head of the Marshall County Economic Development Corporation. These are some of the people right in the middle of making projects happening, so I hope you’ll enjoy their insight as much as I enjoyed talking to them.

I have to admit up front, I have some strong connections to the County. My grandparents operated the former Cumberland Pharmacy in the Marshall County Town of Bourbon for more than 50 years. My Mom graduated in one of the last classes of Bourbon High School and I spent a fair amount of my childhood running around Bourbon and Bremen. It’s a pretty special place.

Marshal County sits in the middle of the crossroads of Indiana, with easy access to major markets in the Midwest. It offers a stable employment base with a strong midwestern work ethic and offers a low cost of doing business within one of the nations’ best business climates.

Marshall County, the City of Plymouth, and the towns of Bremen, Bourbon, Argos, Culver and LaPaz have banded together to chart their economic future and have a really nice story to tell. We took a closer look on the show, and I hope you’ll be interested in hearing more about efforts to attract new investment and people to those communities.

Remember, you can connect with us a variety of ways. Feel free to email me at jrea@sbrchamber.com; follow me on Twitter at @Jeff_Rea, follow the station on Twitter @wnitpublictv, or like us on Facebook.

One final reminder, you can catch the show Tuesday’s at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday’s at 12:30 p.m. on WNIT. You also can catch your favorite episodes anytime at  https://www.wnit.org/economicoutlook.