The Starke County Economic Development Foundation will host an event in October designed to inform the area's work force about local manufacturers' job opportunities and education requirements. Manufacturing Day will also include an awards ceremony honoring economic development leaders.

July 31, 2013

News Release

Knox, Ind. — How much do you know about the successful industries and substantial opportunities available in Starke County? The Starke County Economic Development Foundation will host its Manufacturing Day this year on Thursday, Oct. 3, to benefit the further development of labor forces in Starke County. The event will be held at the Nancy Dembowski Community Center in Knox, Ind. from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for the first time to the general public. Following this event will be the Foundation’s 28th Annual Prospectus and Awards Celebration to honor local businesses and those who have contributed greatly to economic development in Starke County.

The Starke County Economic Development Foundation (SCEDF) is the primary entity for activity related to the creation, retention and reinvestment of resources that will increase the economic opportunities and improve the quality of life in Starke County. The Foundation has been partnering with our communities, the State of Indiana, and other economic development entities to be the leader in creating a business-friendly atmosphere for over 25 years now.

The Manufacturer’s day will feature booths of local manufacturing organizations set up around the room that will provide insights on the keys to success for their organizations. In doing so, participants will gain knowledge as to what each organization actually executes in daily operations, job opportunities available inside participating organizations, and what qualifications or education they must acquire to adequately complete their tasks in different skilled positions. Also, participants will learn first hand of what each employer looks for in possible candidates for employment in their organization. As a result, the event will allow participants to start taking the fundamental steps towards attaining a job in some area of skilled labor, thus, promoting long-term economic sustainability in Starke County.

The SCEDF strives to create exceptional opportunities for the organizations, businesses, schools, and residents of Starke County. The Foundation offers complete dedication and professionalism to providing positive social responsibilities and involvement for the betterment of the community.


The Starke County Economic Development Foundation is a not-for-profit local economic development organization (LEDO) providing economic development opportunities on behalf of Starke County, Indiana, the City of Knox, and the Towns of North Judson and Hamlet through the development of industrial parks, rail spurs, greenfield sites, shovel-ready sites, infrastructure, and workforce development. For more information regarding Starke County Economic Development Foundation, visit

Source: Starke County Economic Development Foundation

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