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Ozark Materials Announces New Marion Location

Marion, Indiana welcomes a new manufacturing business. Ozark Materials, LLC is an Alabama based pavement marking material manufacturer that produces products for all types of roadway applications. The company currently occupies the former Bell Packaging plant at 3112 S Boots St., a 177,000 square foot building in south Marion. The site is undergoing renovations which will be finished by early summer. Ozark Materials intends to begin full operations shortly, producing their waterborne traffic paint.

Marion Ranked 11th Best City in the U.S. for First-time Homebuyers

First-time Homebuyers across the nation should be looking at Marion, Indiana according to a report from LendEDU. Marion was ranked the “11th Best City in the U.S. for First-time Homebuyers” in a report released on May 3rd, 2017. The report highlighted Marion and the other top-rated cities and towns as offering the most reward for people buying a home for the first time.

City’s New Brand Created from IWU Partnership

(MARION, IN) January 27th, 2017 – The City of Marion is unveiling a new brand and identity through a partnership with an academic group at Indiana Wesleyan University.

In April of 2016, Marion Mayor Jess Alumbaugh reached out to IWU, while a group of professors had recently stimulated an academic initiative comprised of about 20 students with big desires to make a lasting impact in the community through design. The group initiated discussions with leaders who had been exploring the next step in furthering a new identity to replace the decade-old catch phrase/logo, “Make it Marion.”

Neighborhood Association Coordinator Retires after 16 Years of Building Stronger Neighborhoods

MARION, IN: (Jan. 3rd, 2017) – Neighborhood Association Coordinator, Larry Richardson, has ended his tenure with the City of Marion after 16 years of service. Richardson was first hired by the City as an assistant director in the Parks Dept., then was promoted by the Community Development office as the Neighborhood Association Coordinator approximately two years later, where he served through the end of 2016.

CReED Board Meeting Notice

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

The Marion Commission on Industrial Development (CReED) will meet on Friday, September 23, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. in the 2nd Floor Conference Room of the Marion Municipal Building, 301 South Branson Street, Marion, Indiana to discuss the following:

I. Roll Call
II. Approval of Minutes: May 13, 2016
III. Approval of Minutes: September 15, 2016
IV. Matthews Buick Resolution
V. Adjournment

cc: Commission on Industrial Development Members
Mayor Jess Alumbaugh
All local media
Controller’s Office

CReED Board Meeting Notice - Updated 9/15/16

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

The Marion Commission on Industrial Development (CReED) will meet on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in the 2nd Floor Conference Room of the Marion Municipal Building, 301 South Branson Street, Marion, Indiana to discuss the following:

I. Roll Call
II. Approval of Minutes: May 13, 2016
III. Introduction of new members
IV. Financials- Janet Pearson
V. Jeff Harris Funding
VI. Chad Leighty - Stu Kelly: Tax Credit
VII. Adjournment

cc: Commission on Industrial Development Members
Mayor Jess Alumbaugh
All local media
Controller’s Office

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