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December 2015 Edition

Proposed Food Innovation Center

by | Mar 11, 2015
A proposed $5.5 million center in Wells County isn’t on the table quite yet, but it’s already managed to whet some big appetites for the food industry of the Northeast Indiana region.

In February the Bluffton City Council and Mayor Ted Ellis saw the first drawings for the combined food development and educational facility, called the Bluffton Food Innovation Center. The Center will be located in the city of Bluffton and will include 40,000 sq. ft. of space dedicated to the mission of supporting and growing businesses that add value to agricultural and food products grown and produced throughout the greater Northeast Indiana region.

According to Wells County Economic Development Executive Director Tim Ehlerding, the project is in line with development strategies outlined by the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and has a number of parties interested including Purdue University, Ivy Tech Community College and Indiana Tech.

The City of Bluffton has already committed almost one million dollars in funding after earlier studies concluded a regional approach to developing an innovative food cluster should be central to the regional food cluster strategy.

Programs at the Center would include:

  • A Food Business Incubator, a place where food entrepreneurs have access to coordination, support, advocacy, assistance and leadership to get started
  • A kitchen and laboratory for small- and medium-sized food manufacturers to develop new products
  • A Food Education and Enjoyment Center, which will house the Culinary Career Education Center to house regional CTE programs in the industry and teach culinary skills, industry workforce development and food safety education
  • A demo kitchen will also be in the Food Education and Enjoyment Center for open-to-the-public events including guest chef presentations and evening dinner events
  • A Farm to Table and Food Hub Center, which will support local supply chain and distribution options for locally grown and produced products

Though the project is still a ways off from construction, with the unanimous vote of approval by the Bluffton City Council in February, the project has now moved into the fundraising phase.

Tim Ehlerding, Executive Director
Wells County Economic Development
260.824.0510
tehlerding@wellsedc.com
www.wellsedc.com

Bluffton Rendering

November 2015 Edition

Proposed Food Innovation Center

by | Mar 11, 2015
A proposed $5.5 million center in Wells County isn’t on the table quite yet, but it’s already managed to whet some big appetites for the food industry of the Northeast Indiana region.

In February the Bluffton City Council and Mayor Ted Ellis saw the first drawings for the combined food development and educational facility, called the Bluffton Food Innovation Center. The Center will be located in the city of Bluffton and will include 40,000 sq. ft. of space dedicated to the mission of supporting and growing businesses that add value to agricultural and food products grown and produced throughout the greater Northeast Indiana region.

According to Wells County Economic Development Executive Director Tim Ehlerding, the project is in line with development strategies outlined by the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and has a number of parties interested including Purdue University, Ivy Tech Community College and Indiana Tech.

The City of Bluffton has already committed almost one million dollars in funding after earlier studies concluded a regional approach to developing an innovative food cluster should be central to the regional food cluster strategy.

Programs at the Center would include:

  • A Food Business Incubator, a place where food entrepreneurs have access to coordination, support, advocacy, assistance and leadership to get started
  • A kitchen and laboratory for small- and medium-sized food manufacturers to develop new products
  • A Food Education and Enjoyment Center, which will house the Culinary Career Education Center to house regional CTE programs in the industry and teach culinary skills, industry workforce development and food safety education
  • A demo kitchen will also be in the Food Education and Enjoyment Center for open-to-the-public events including guest chef presentations and evening dinner events
  • A Farm to Table and Food Hub Center, which will support local supply chain and distribution options for locally grown and produced products

Though the project is still a ways off from construction, with the unanimous vote of approval by the Bluffton City Council in February, the project has now moved into the fundraising phase.

Tim Ehlerding, Executive Director
Wells County Economic Development
260.824.0510
tehlerding@wellsedc.com
www.wellsedc.com

Bluffton Rendering

October 2015 Edition

Proposed Food Innovation Center

by | Mar 11, 2015
A proposed $5.5 million center in Wells County isn’t on the table quite yet, but it’s already managed to whet some big appetites for the food industry of the Northeast Indiana region.

In February the Bluffton City Council and Mayor Ted Ellis saw the first drawings for the combined food development and educational facility, called the Bluffton Food Innovation Center. The Center will be located in the city of Bluffton and will include 40,000 sq. ft. of space dedicated to the mission of supporting and growing businesses that add value to agricultural and food products grown and produced throughout the greater Northeast Indiana region.

According to Wells County Economic Development Executive Director Tim Ehlerding, the project is in line with development strategies outlined by the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and has a number of parties interested including Purdue University, Ivy Tech Community College and Indiana Tech.

The City of Bluffton has already committed almost one million dollars in funding after earlier studies concluded a regional approach to developing an innovative food cluster should be central to the regional food cluster strategy.

Programs at the Center would include:

  • A Food Business Incubator, a place where food entrepreneurs have access to coordination, support, advocacy, assistance and leadership to get started
  • A kitchen and laboratory for small- and medium-sized food manufacturers to develop new products
  • A Food Education and Enjoyment Center, which will house the Culinary Career Education Center to house regional CTE programs in the industry and teach culinary skills, industry workforce development and food safety education
  • A demo kitchen will also be in the Food Education and Enjoyment Center for open-to-the-public events including guest chef presentations and evening dinner events
  • A Farm to Table and Food Hub Center, which will support local supply chain and distribution options for locally grown and produced products

Though the project is still a ways off from construction, with the unanimous vote of approval by the Bluffton City Council in February, the project has now moved into the fundraising phase.

Tim Ehlerding, Executive Director
Wells County Economic Development
260.824.0510
tehlerding@wellsedc.com
www.wellsedc.com

Bluffton Rendering

September 2015 Edition

Proposed Food Innovation Center

by | Mar 11, 2015
A proposed $5.5 million center in Wells County isn’t on the table quite yet, but it’s already managed to whet some big appetites for the food industry of the Northeast Indiana region.

In February the Bluffton City Council and Mayor Ted Ellis saw the first drawings for the combined food development and educational facility, called the Bluffton Food Innovation Center. The Center will be located in the city of Bluffton and will include 40,000 sq. ft. of space dedicated to the mission of supporting and growing businesses that add value to agricultural and food products grown and produced throughout the greater Northeast Indiana region.

According to Wells County Economic Development Executive Director Tim Ehlerding, the project is in line with development strategies outlined by the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and has a number of parties interested including Purdue University, Ivy Tech Community College and Indiana Tech.

The City of Bluffton has already committed almost one million dollars in funding after earlier studies concluded a regional approach to developing an innovative food cluster should be central to the regional food cluster strategy.

Programs at the Center would include:

  • A Food Business Incubator, a place where food entrepreneurs have access to coordination, support, advocacy, assistance and leadership to get started
  • A kitchen and laboratory for small- and medium-sized food manufacturers to develop new products
  • A Food Education and Enjoyment Center, which will house the Culinary Career Education Center to house regional CTE programs in the industry and teach culinary skills, industry workforce development and food safety education
  • A demo kitchen will also be in the Food Education and Enjoyment Center for open-to-the-public events including guest chef presentations and evening dinner events
  • A Farm to Table and Food Hub Center, which will support local supply chain and distribution options for locally grown and produced products

Though the project is still a ways off from construction, with the unanimous vote of approval by the Bluffton City Council in February, the project has now moved into the fundraising phase.

Tim Ehlerding, Executive Director
Wells County Economic Development
260.824.0510
tehlerding@wellsedc.com
www.wellsedc.com

Bluffton Rendering

August 2015 Edition

Proposed Food Innovation Center

by | Mar 11, 2015
A proposed $5.5 million center in Wells County isn’t on the table quite yet, but it’s already managed to whet some big appetites for the food industry of the Northeast Indiana region.

In February the Bluffton City Council and Mayor Ted Ellis saw the first drawings for the combined food development and educational facility, called the Bluffton Food Innovation Center. The Center will be located in the city of Bluffton and will include 40,000 sq. ft. of space dedicated to the mission of supporting and growing businesses that add value to agricultural and food products grown and produced throughout the greater Northeast Indiana region.

According to Wells County Economic Development Executive Director Tim Ehlerding, the project is in line with development strategies outlined by the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and has a number of parties interested including Purdue University, Ivy Tech Community College and Indiana Tech.

The City of Bluffton has already committed almost one million dollars in funding after earlier studies concluded a regional approach to developing an innovative food cluster should be central to the regional food cluster strategy.

Programs at the Center would include:

  • A Food Business Incubator, a place where food entrepreneurs have access to coordination, support, advocacy, assistance and leadership to get started
  • A kitchen and laboratory for small- and medium-sized food manufacturers to develop new products
  • A Food Education and Enjoyment Center, which will house the Culinary Career Education Center to house regional CTE programs in the industry and teach culinary skills, industry workforce development and food safety education
  • A demo kitchen will also be in the Food Education and Enjoyment Center for open-to-the-public events including guest chef presentations and evening dinner events
  • A Farm to Table and Food Hub Center, which will support local supply chain and distribution options for locally grown and produced products

Though the project is still a ways off from construction, with the unanimous vote of approval by the Bluffton City Council in February, the project has now moved into the fundraising phase.

Tim Ehlerding, Executive Director
Wells County Economic Development
260.824.0510
tehlerding@wellsedc.com
www.wellsedc.com

Bluffton Rendering

July 2015 Edition

Proposed Food Innovation Center

by | Mar 11, 2015
A proposed $5.5 million center in Wells County isn’t on the table quite yet, but it’s already managed to whet some big appetites for the food industry of the Northeast Indiana region.

In February the Bluffton City Council and Mayor Ted Ellis saw the first drawings for the combined food development and educational facility, called the Bluffton Food Innovation Center. The Center will be located in the city of Bluffton and will include 40,000 sq. ft. of space dedicated to the mission of supporting and growing businesses that add value to agricultural and food products grown and produced throughout the greater Northeast Indiana region.

According to Wells County Economic Development Executive Director Tim Ehlerding, the project is in line with development strategies outlined by the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and has a number of parties interested including Purdue University, Ivy Tech Community College and Indiana Tech.

The City of Bluffton has already committed almost one million dollars in funding after earlier studies concluded a regional approach to developing an innovative food cluster should be central to the regional food cluster strategy.

Programs at the Center would include:

  • A Food Business Incubator, a place where food entrepreneurs have access to coordination, support, advocacy, assistance and leadership to get started
  • A kitchen and laboratory for small- and medium-sized food manufacturers to develop new products
  • A Food Education and Enjoyment Center, which will house the Culinary Career Education Center to house regional CTE programs in the industry and teach culinary skills, industry workforce development and food safety education
  • A demo kitchen will also be in the Food Education and Enjoyment Center for open-to-the-public events including guest chef presentations and evening dinner events
  • A Farm to Table and Food Hub Center, which will support local supply chain and distribution options for locally grown and produced products

Though the project is still a ways off from construction, with the unanimous vote of approval by the Bluffton City Council in February, the project has now moved into the fundraising phase.

Tim Ehlerding, Executive Director
Wells County Economic Development
260.824.0510
tehlerding@wellsedc.com
www.wellsedc.com

Bluffton Rendering

June 2015 Edition

Proposed Food Innovation Center

by | Mar 11, 2015
A proposed $5.5 million center in Wells County isn’t on the table quite yet, but it’s already managed to whet some big appetites for the food industry of the Northeast Indiana region.

In February the Bluffton City Council and Mayor Ted Ellis saw the first drawings for the combined food development and educational facility, called the Bluffton Food Innovation Center. The Center will be located in the city of Bluffton and will include 40,000 sq. ft. of space dedicated to the mission of supporting and growing businesses that add value to agricultural and food products grown and produced throughout the greater Northeast Indiana region.

According to Wells County Economic Development Executive Director Tim Ehlerding, the project is in line with development strategies outlined by the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and has a number of parties interested including Purdue University, Ivy Tech Community College and Indiana Tech.

The City of Bluffton has already committed almost one million dollars in funding after earlier studies concluded a regional approach to developing an innovative food cluster should be central to the regional food cluster strategy.

Programs at the Center would include:

  • A Food Business Incubator, a place where food entrepreneurs have access to coordination, support, advocacy, assistance and leadership to get started
  • A kitchen and laboratory for small- and medium-sized food manufacturers to develop new products
  • A Food Education and Enjoyment Center, which will house the Culinary Career Education Center to house regional CTE programs in the industry and teach culinary skills, industry workforce development and food safety education
  • A demo kitchen will also be in the Food Education and Enjoyment Center for open-to-the-public events including guest chef presentations and evening dinner events
  • A Farm to Table and Food Hub Center, which will support local supply chain and distribution options for locally grown and produced products

Though the project is still a ways off from construction, with the unanimous vote of approval by the Bluffton City Council in February, the project has now moved into the fundraising phase.

Tim Ehlerding, Executive Director
Wells County Economic Development
260.824.0510
tehlerding@wellsedc.com
www.wellsedc.com

Bluffton Rendering

May 2015 Edition

Proposed Food Innovation Center

by | Mar 11, 2015
A proposed $5.5 million center in Wells County isn’t on the table quite yet, but it’s already managed to whet some big appetites for the food industry of the Northeast Indiana region.

In February the Bluffton City Council and Mayor Ted Ellis saw the first drawings for the combined food development and educational facility, called the Bluffton Food Innovation Center. The Center will be located in the city of Bluffton and will include 40,000 sq. ft. of space dedicated to the mission of supporting and growing businesses that add value to agricultural and food products grown and produced throughout the greater Northeast Indiana region.

According to Wells County Economic Development Executive Director Tim Ehlerding, the project is in line with development strategies outlined by the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and has a number of parties interested including Purdue University, Ivy Tech Community College and Indiana Tech.

The City of Bluffton has already committed almost one million dollars in funding after earlier studies concluded a regional approach to developing an innovative food cluster should be central to the regional food cluster strategy.

Programs at the Center would include:

  • A Food Business Incubator, a place where food entrepreneurs have access to coordination, support, advocacy, assistance and leadership to get started
  • A kitchen and laboratory for small- and medium-sized food manufacturers to develop new products
  • A Food Education and Enjoyment Center, which will house the Culinary Career Education Center to house regional CTE programs in the industry and teach culinary skills, industry workforce development and food safety education
  • A demo kitchen will also be in the Food Education and Enjoyment Center for open-to-the-public events including guest chef presentations and evening dinner events
  • A Farm to Table and Food Hub Center, which will support local supply chain and distribution options for locally grown and produced products

Though the project is still a ways off from construction, with the unanimous vote of approval by the Bluffton City Council in February, the project has now moved into the fundraising phase.

Tim Ehlerding, Executive Director
Wells County Economic Development
260.824.0510
tehlerding@wellsedc.com
www.wellsedc.com

Bluffton Rendering

April 2015 Edition

Proposed Food Innovation Center

by | Mar 11, 2015
A proposed $5.5 million center in Wells County isn’t on the table quite yet, but it’s already managed to whet some big appetites for the food industry of the Northeast Indiana region.

In February the Bluffton City Council and Mayor Ted Ellis saw the first drawings for the combined food development and educational facility, called the Bluffton Food Innovation Center. The Center will be located in the city of Bluffton and will include 40,000 sq. ft. of space dedicated to the mission of supporting and growing businesses that add value to agricultural and food products grown and produced throughout the greater Northeast Indiana region.

According to Wells County Economic Development Executive Director Tim Ehlerding, the project is in line with development strategies outlined by the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and has a number of parties interested including Purdue University, Ivy Tech Community College and Indiana Tech.

The City of Bluffton has already committed almost one million dollars in funding after earlier studies concluded a regional approach to developing an innovative food cluster should be central to the regional food cluster strategy.

Programs at the Center would include:

  • A Food Business Incubator, a place where food entrepreneurs have access to coordination, support, advocacy, assistance and leadership to get started
  • A kitchen and laboratory for small- and medium-sized food manufacturers to develop new products
  • A Food Education and Enjoyment Center, which will house the Culinary Career Education Center to house regional CTE programs in the industry and teach culinary skills, industry workforce development and food safety education
  • A demo kitchen will also be in the Food Education and Enjoyment Center for open-to-the-public events including guest chef presentations and evening dinner events
  • A Farm to Table and Food Hub Center, which will support local supply chain and distribution options for locally grown and produced products

Though the project is still a ways off from construction, with the unanimous vote of approval by the Bluffton City Council in February, the project has now moved into the fundraising phase.

Tim Ehlerding, Executive Director
Wells County Economic Development
260.824.0510
tehlerding@wellsedc.com
www.wellsedc.com

Bluffton Rendering

March 2015 Edition

Proposed Food Innovation Center

by | Mar 11, 2015
A proposed $5.5 million center in Wells County isn’t on the table quite yet, but it’s already managed to whet some big appetites for the food industry of the Northeast Indiana region.

In February the Bluffton City Council and Mayor Ted Ellis saw the first drawings for the combined food development and educational facility, called the Bluffton Food Innovation Center. The Center will be located in the city of Bluffton and will include 40,000 sq. ft. of space dedicated to the mission of supporting and growing businesses that add value to agricultural and food products grown and produced throughout the greater Northeast Indiana region.

According to Wells County Economic Development Executive Director Tim Ehlerding, the project is in line with development strategies outlined by the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and has a number of parties interested including Purdue University, Ivy Tech Community College and Indiana Tech.

The City of Bluffton has already committed almost one million dollars in funding after earlier studies concluded a regional approach to developing an innovative food cluster should be central to the regional food cluster strategy.

Programs at the Center would include:

  • A Food Business Incubator, a place where food entrepreneurs have access to coordination, support, advocacy, assistance and leadership to get started
  • A kitchen and laboratory for small- and medium-sized food manufacturers to develop new products
  • A Food Education and Enjoyment Center, which will house the Culinary Career Education Center to house regional CTE programs in the industry and teach culinary skills, industry workforce development and food safety education
  • A demo kitchen will also be in the Food Education and Enjoyment Center for open-to-the-public events including guest chef presentations and evening dinner events
  • A Farm to Table and Food Hub Center, which will support local supply chain and distribution options for locally grown and produced products

Though the project is still a ways off from construction, with the unanimous vote of approval by the Bluffton City Council in February, the project has now moved into the fundraising phase.

Tim Ehlerding, Executive Director
Wells County Economic Development
260.824.0510
tehlerding@wellsedc.com
www.wellsedc.com

Bluffton Rendering

February 2015 Edition

Proposed Food Innovation Center

by | Mar 11, 2015
A proposed $5.5 million center in Wells County isn’t on the table quite yet, but it’s already managed to whet some big appetites for the food industry of the Northeast Indiana region.

In February the Bluffton City Council and Mayor Ted Ellis saw the first drawings for the combined food development and educational facility, called the Bluffton Food Innovation Center. The Center will be located in the city of Bluffton and will include 40,000 sq. ft. of space dedicated to the mission of supporting and growing businesses that add value to agricultural and food products grown and produced throughout the greater Northeast Indiana region.

According to Wells County Economic Development Executive Director Tim Ehlerding, the project is in line with development strategies outlined by the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and has a number of parties interested including Purdue University, Ivy Tech Community College and Indiana Tech.

The City of Bluffton has already committed almost one million dollars in funding after earlier studies concluded a regional approach to developing an innovative food cluster should be central to the regional food cluster strategy.

Programs at the Center would include:

  • A Food Business Incubator, a place where food entrepreneurs have access to coordination, support, advocacy, assistance and leadership to get started
  • A kitchen and laboratory for small- and medium-sized food manufacturers to develop new products
  • A Food Education and Enjoyment Center, which will house the Culinary Career Education Center to house regional CTE programs in the industry and teach culinary skills, industry workforce development and food safety education
  • A demo kitchen will also be in the Food Education and Enjoyment Center for open-to-the-public events including guest chef presentations and evening dinner events
  • A Farm to Table and Food Hub Center, which will support local supply chain and distribution options for locally grown and produced products

Though the project is still a ways off from construction, with the unanimous vote of approval by the Bluffton City Council in February, the project has now moved into the fundraising phase.

Tim Ehlerding, Executive Director
Wells County Economic Development
260.824.0510
tehlerding@wellsedc.com
www.wellsedc.com

Bluffton Rendering

December 2014 Edition

Proposed Food Innovation Center

by | Mar 11, 2015
A proposed $5.5 million center in Wells County isn’t on the table quite yet, but it’s already managed to whet some big appetites for the food industry of the Northeast Indiana region.

In February the Bluffton City Council and Mayor Ted Ellis saw the first drawings for the combined food development and educational facility, called the Bluffton Food Innovation Center. The Center will be located in the city of Bluffton and will include 40,000 sq. ft. of space dedicated to the mission of supporting and growing businesses that add value to agricultural and food products grown and produced throughout the greater Northeast Indiana region.

According to Wells County Economic Development Executive Director Tim Ehlerding, the project is in line with development strategies outlined by the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and has a number of parties interested including Purdue University, Ivy Tech Community College and Indiana Tech.

The City of Bluffton has already committed almost one million dollars in funding after earlier studies concluded a regional approach to developing an innovative food cluster should be central to the regional food cluster strategy.

Programs at the Center would include:

  • A Food Business Incubator, a place where food entrepreneurs have access to coordination, support, advocacy, assistance and leadership to get started
  • A kitchen and laboratory for small- and medium-sized food manufacturers to develop new products
  • A Food Education and Enjoyment Center, which will house the Culinary Career Education Center to house regional CTE programs in the industry and teach culinary skills, industry workforce development and food safety education
  • A demo kitchen will also be in the Food Education and Enjoyment Center for open-to-the-public events including guest chef presentations and evening dinner events
  • A Farm to Table and Food Hub Center, which will support local supply chain and distribution options for locally grown and produced products

Though the project is still a ways off from construction, with the unanimous vote of approval by the Bluffton City Council in February, the project has now moved into the fundraising phase.

Tim Ehlerding, Executive Director
Wells County Economic Development
260.824.0510
tehlerding@wellsedc.com
www.wellsedc.com

Bluffton Rendering