POET breaks ground on expansion that will more than double production at Marion plant

POET Biorefining – Marion broke ground Tuesday to expand its production capacity from 70 million gallons per year to 150 million gallons per year. The project will also increase production of dried distillers grains from the current 178,000 tons annually to 360,000 tons. With the groundbreaking, site work has officially begun, with project completion slated […]

Workforce Development Capital topic of Women’s Business Council lunch

Gus Comstock, Director of Marion CAN DO!, will be the featured speaker at the Marion Women’s Business Council luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, October 10, 2016.  Those attending will hear the results of an in-depth study on what makes Marion unique and the plans to market those qualities through a duel-pronged program. Marion […]

Economic development expert suggests “MarionMade” community pride campaign

A new study of the Marion community has generated a plan to distinguish Marion and its economic development potential.  The recently completed study was commissioned by Marion’s economic development organization, CAN DO!, funded by Marion Community Foundation, and conducted by the public relations firm of FrazierHeiby. The results were revealed to key stakeholders this week. […]

Marion CAN DO hires new director

Marion CAN DO, the non-profit economic development organization for the Marion community, has hired Gus Comstock as their new Director. Comstock comes to Marion with an extensive background of economic development experience in Chillicothe and Delaware. The CAN DO board voted to hire him at their regular board meeting last week and Comstock plans to […]

Marion CAN DO Endorses Tri-Rivers Levy

Marion CAN DO!, the area’s economic development group, has issued an endorsement for the Tri-River’s Career Center levy that appears on the November ballot. CAN DO’s interim director, Dan Burkhart, says the levy is needed to continue Tri-River’s vital work in training highly skilled workers for current and future industries in the Marion area. If […]

Marion CAN DO Seeking New Director

The Marion CAN DO Board of Directors has formed a Search Committee to seek a new Director of the organization following the resignation of Craig Thompson. CAN DO is the economic development organization for the Marion community and was created in 1992 as a public/private partnership between Marion County, the City of Marion and local […]

CAN DO Relocating Offices to Marion County Building

Marion CAN DO, the economic development organization for the greater Marion area announces the relocation of its offices to the Marion County building. The move comes following the recent sale of their building which required them, along with the Marion Area Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Marion, Inc, to find new locations. “This is a […]

Marion City Council Committees Meet Monday

The Marion City Council Finance Committee and Jobs and Economic Development Committee will meet Monday, February 4, 2013 to discuss various topics including the quarterly reports from Marion CANDO and Downtown Marion. The Finance Committee meets at 6:30pm with only one item on the agenda, a transfer within the City Hall fund. Jobs and Economic […]

Survey Seeks Workforce Needs For Marion

Marion CANDO is currently conducting a business survey of Marion area businesses to try and determine the workforce needs and wants of the local business community.