|Alliance Hires Interim President|
The Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance would like to announce they have hired Chris Hamm as Interim President of the Organization effective March 11th 2013.
|Chrysler Group Invests Millions in Indiana, Adds 1,250 New Jobs|
KOKOMO, Ind. (Feb. 28, 2013) - Governor Mike Pence joined executives from Chrysler Group, LLC today to announce the company's plans to invest $374 million to expand its operations in north central Indiana, creating up to 1,250 new jobs by 2015.
|Alliance Announces Dates for 2013 Third House Sessions|
KOKOMO, IN—01/03/2012 –The Greater Kokomo Chamber of Commerce announced today the dates for the 2013 Third House Sessions in Kokomo. Led by the Chamber’s Legislative and Policy Committee, the three public forums provide Kokomo and Howard County residents with opportunities to engage with state lawmakers on legislative issues. The forums are free and open to the public......
|New Years Eve Celebration-Downtown Kokomo!|
Downtown Kokomo is the “Center of it All” this New Year’s Eve Twenty12. The Greater Kokomo Downtown Association presents Indiana’s first ever solar-powered, lighted ball drop.
|The New Year Brings New Changes to the Greater Kokomo Alliance|
KOKOMO, IN—12/12/2012 –The Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance Board of Directors announced that Jeb Conrad, President and CEO of the Alliance, has resigned effective December 31, 2012.
|Historic Gymnasium to be Renovated|
Kokomo High School's historic Memorial Gymnasium is set to be renovated and become the home of Indiana University Kokomo basketball and volleyball. The schools are partnering with the city on the project.
Indiana University Kokomo, Kokomo-Center Schools and the City of Kokomo will partner on a project to renovate Kokomo High School’s historic Memorial Gymnasium. Beginning with the 2013-14 athletic season, Memorial Gym will be the permanent home court for all IU Kokomo women and men’s basketball and women’s volleyball games.
|State Chamber President to Speak at Eggs & Issues|
State Chamber President to Speak at Eggs & Issues
KOKOMO, IN—11/9/2012 –The Greater Kokomo Chamber of Commerce, part of the Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance, announced today that Kevin Brinegar, President & CEO of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, will be presenting in Kokomo on November 29th. Brinegar will be focusing on the upcoming legislative agenda and provide insight into expectations following the most recent election results.
|Kokomo Lands “Next Generation” Health and Rehabilitation Community|
Mayor Greg Goodnight announced plans for a $13.8 million health and
rehabilitation community to be built on
the City’s west side by Cicero-based Mainstreet Property Group.
investment in Kokomo will provide immediate construction employment
opportunities and permanent jobs for health care workers,” said Mayor
Goodnight. “This new facility will transform rehabilitation care by meeting the
wellness and social needs of today’s assisted living residents.”
|Indiana Main Street Honors Walt Moss Barber Shop with Best Historic Rehabilitation Project Award |
Indiana Main Street honored the Walt Moss Barber Shop with the 2012 Best Historic Rehabilitation Project Award during the statewide Indiana Main Street Conference, held in downtown Kokomo. The Indiana Main Street Program is managed by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA).
|Indiana Main Street Honors the City of Kokomo and the Howard County Commissioners with the Excellence in Economic Development Award|
Main Street honored the City of Kokomo and the Howard County
Commissioners with the 2012 Excellence in Economic
Development Award during the statewide Indiana Main Street Conference, held in
downtown Kokomo. The Indiana Main Street Program is managed by the Indiana
Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA).
|Kokomo Railroad to Receive New Life|
More than 10 miles of dormant Kokomo area railroad will soon reopen. Mayor Greg Goodnight says the $5.5 million project will restore a railway which has been inactive since 1997. Kokomo Grain Co., U.S. Rail Corp. and Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE: NSC) are partnering on the project, which the mayor says will be an important economic development tool.
|Transportation Companies to Announce Multi-Million Dollar Investment in Kokomo-PUBLIC INVITED|
Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight cordially invites the public and media to a major announcement this Monday, October 1st, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 100 South Union Street, Kokomo, IN.
|Indiana University Kokomo sees record-breaking 12.1% enrollment increase; unprecedented 3,719 students|
KOKOMO, Ind. — Fall enrollment at Indiana University Kokomo peaks at an unprecedented and historical count at 3,719, up 12.1 percent from last year (3,318) and surpassing all expectations with record-breaking numbers across the board. The largest-ever enrollment in the campus’ 67 years proves IU Kokomo is a university of choice.
|Kokomo Wins Indiana Association of Cities and Towns 2012 Community Achievement Award|
Please join the Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance in congratulating the City of Kokomo on being selected to receive the Indiana Association of Cities & Towns Community Achievement Award for 2012.
|Greater Kokomo is now on Pinterest!|
The Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance is now on Pinterest!! Check out our Pinterest virtual pinboard where pictures are "pinned" onto "boards" highlighting the "City of Kokomo".
|President Invites Kokomo Mayor to White House |
March 5, 2012
KOKOMO, Ind. - President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will host a reception at the White House in honor of Prime Minister Enda Kenny of Ireland and Mrs. Kenny, for which Mayor Goodnight received a personal hand written invitation last week.
|Kokomo Chamber Recognized for "Excellence in Communications" at Statewide Event|
Indianapolis, IN - 2/16/2012
The Greater Kokomo Economic Alliance took home honors in the Indiana Chamber Executives Association (ICEA) 2012 Exellence in Communications Awards. Honored for Excellence in Marketing Campaigns, the organization received an award and ranked in the top 10 Chambers of Commerce in the state for communication efforts.
|The Kokomo/Howard County Convention and Visitors Bureau launched the final market test of the Visit Kokomo™ mobile app|
The Kokomo/Howard County Convention and Visitors Bureau launched the final market test of the Visit Kokomo™ mobile app for iPhone® and iPad® devices last week. The CVB staff, in conjunction with the Visitors Council Marketing Committee, moved quickly with the project to have it available for visitors staying overnight in Kokomo during Super Bowl weekend.
|Howard County Sees Job Growth|
917 more county residents in 2011 had jobs than in 2010
About 900 more Howard County residents had jobs by the end of 2011 than they did a year before.
There were 36,656 county residents working as of December, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development reported Tuesday.
|Alliance Completes 3 Years, Moves Forward In 2012 |
The Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance, the comprehensive economic development organization serving Kokomo and Howard County Indiana, completed a successful 3 years as a new model organization.