— Saturday, Sept. 28, 1:30 p.m., Beyond the Basics: Microsoft Access 2010 — Dig deeper into Microsoft Access 2010 and learn how to create forms and reports, as well as how to create and use queries. Basic computing skills are required for this session. Attending “Database Basics” is strongly recommended before attending this session.
Kokomo 8th fastest-growing economy in 2012
KOKOMO — The Kokomo metropolitan area had one of the fastest-growing economies in the nation in 2012, according to new data released by the United States Bureau of Economic Analysis. Kokomo’s economic grew 8.4 percent last year, making it third in the state and eighth in the nation.
Last year saw a spate of new announcements and investments from Kokomo’s manufacturing community. For example, Chrysler continued to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in new manufacturing equipment; Haynes International announced a $23.5 million investment to expand its manufacturing capacity; Carney Echelbarger relocated to Kokomo and invested $700,000 in its new facility; and EAC Corp relocated to Kokomo and invested more than $200,000 in new equipment. Additionally, Kokomo’s jobs increased by 1,400 from 2011 to 2012.