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Two Ribbons and Two Shovel Readys

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

In Marshall County near the town of Plymouth, officials cut the ribbon on the new commerce shell building. The project took over three years (including planning) and cost nearly three million dollars. The building is 45,000 square feet and has the honor of being the first of its kind in the entire county.

In White County, the White County Economic Development Organization held a ribbon cutting for the new 60,000 square foot shell building located along U.S. Highway 24. The building is expandable up to 240,000 square feet and is located within the Mid-America Commerce Park, near the town of Wolcott. “A year ago, as some of you may remember, we were under a tent in the storming rain trying to get the groundbreaking underway,” said White County Economic Development Organization President Randy Mitchell. “And here we are now a year later with a beautiful shell building ready to go.”

The Mid-America Commerce Park also received not just Shovel Ready status from the Lt. Governor and the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) but Gold-level designation. It is only the second site to receive this high-level recognition in the entire state of Indiana. An OCRA representative personally presented WCEDO with a plaque.

In Elkhart County, Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann met with Syracuse Town Manager Henry DeJulia to officially recognize the Syracuse Technology Park as a state-certified Shovel Ready site for development. The park was developed through a partnership between the Elkhart Chamber, the Town of Syracuse and the Economic Development Corporation of Elkhart County. The park encompasses 62 acres at the corner of US 6 and SR 13. Find more information at This marks Elkhart County’s 3rd Shovel Ready site.

Jerry Chavez, Executive Director
Marshall County Economic Development Corporation

Randy Mitchell, President
White County Economic Development Organization


Plymouth Ground Breaking


White County Shell Building


Syracuse Technology Park