- Annual Report: Business & Industry
Farming through the generations at Shuter
Despite some weather challenges, Mike Shuter said 2010 was “very good” at his farm outside Frankton.
GM worker James Burgess drives to Fort Wayne - daily
For three years, James Burgess has traveled 140 miles each day to work third shift at the paint shop at the GM truck assembly plant in Fort Wayne.
Local real estate market steady
Madison County realtors said 2010 didn’t see much of an increase or decrease over the previous year. Instead, reported numbers were “steady,” said Tom Seal, president at F.C. Tucker/O.C. Clark.
Bankers believe the worst has passed
As small business owners get more confident that the economy is solid, they will make investments and add employees, according to Rick Moore, sales manager for the two Anderson branches of MainSource Bank.
Income levels remain steady
For the most part, weekly average wages in Madison County in 2010 remained about the same as the previous year. However, these wages were about $167 less than the weekly state average.
Auto industry reboots in county
The declining state of the automotive industry in Madison County began to see some sign of light at the end of the dark tunnel in 2010 with growth in new technology by local auto manufacturers.
This year to be better than 2010 for local business
So far this year, the county has witnessed a handful of businesses close their doors, shutter their windows and say goodbye to the community. But a change of pace may be just around the corner.
Nearly one in four commutes to work from county
More than 24 percent of workers who live in Madison County commuted to their jobs in 2008, chiefly to Marion and Hamilton counties, according to the most recent available data from Stats Indiana.
Lofty AIMS for downtown
ANDERSON, Ind. — Lori Sylvester is more than just a native of Anderson. She says that her great-grandfather, Ward Wantz, served as the third fire chief for the city.
His station was built on what is now the Key Bank parking lot downtown. And Sylvester, 45, can see the spot every day from her window across the street, in the Anderson City Building.
- Stimulus programs spurred business in 2009 ANDERSON, Ind. — Federal government programs were the talk of the business world in 2009, from banks receiving funds to shore up lending to car dealers swamped with “Cash for Clunkers” deals. Whether the programs will have a long-term effect on the economy remains to be seen, said Anderson University Associate Professor of Management Wendell Seaborne.
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