Shelby County Flexing Manufacturing Muscle

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The Shelby County Development Corp. has launched a marketing campaign aimed at increasing awareness of the number of automotive components manufacturers located in the county. The organization says the "Made in Shelby County" campaign will also serve as a resource for companies looking at potentially locating in Indiana.

The campaign is being funded by a $7,000 grant from the Duke Energy Marketing Partnership Program. The organization has launched a web page focusing on some of the automotive parts manufacturers currently located in Shelby County, such as Nippon Steel & Sumikin Cold Heading Wire Indiana Inc., Ryobi Die Casting, and Makuta Technics.

A spokesperson for Shelby County Development Corp. says the goal is to attract site selectors and companies that might be searching for a location for new facilities, which could mean new business and jobs for the county.

Shelby County is home to more than a dozen Japanese companies. Last month, Japan-based Kimura Group broke ground on a 35,000-square-foot facility that is expected to create up to 20 jobs by 2020. In an August interview with Inside INdiana Business, Shelbyville Mayor Tom DeBaun touted the city's and county's ability to meet the needs of future employers.

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