GROWTH INDUSTRY: Sound Ideas to build new facility in Whitley County

COLUMBIA CITY — Growth seems to be a consistent theme in Whitley County when it comes to industry and the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC).Alan Tio, president of the EDC, was at both the Whitley County Commissioners and the Whitley County Council meetings to request tax abatements and incentives for an expanding company.“We’ve been working with this company to help them expand,” Tio said. “This is another great example of positive motion for Whitley County.”Sound Ideas, currently located at 202 W. Van Buren St., Columbia City, is expected to build a new facility off of Ind. 14 on a two-acre lot that has been previously acquired by the company.A request was made for a $25,000 CEDIT incentive to help cover site development cost.Owner Dave Hazen was present at the County Council meeting where he spoke about the success seen by his company.To read the rest of this story, see the Sept. 6 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.