Daily Reporter staff reports

MCCORDSVILLE — The Hancock Economic Development Council has been thanking partner communities that support it by planting landscape beds of perennials or trees in their areas.

Recently, Nolan “Skip” Kuker, development council executive director, and Connie Schmidt, executive assistant, visited Tonya Galbraith, McCordsville town manager, and Ryan Crum, McCordsville director of planning and building at McCordsville Town Hall.

The visit was to thank the community of McCordsville for their ongoing support. A landscaping bed of perennials was planted as thanks to the McCordsville community around the Town Hall sign, according to a news release.

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With a population nearing 7,000 people, the McCordsville community is now the second largest municipality in Hancock County. Incorporated in 1988, McCordsville is beginning to feel the effects of being located near several large cities and towns, including Indianapolis and Fishers, according to a news release.

Hancock Economic Development Council was established in 1985. It is a nonprofit 501-c6 organization serving Hancock County. For more information about the HEDC, visit hancockedc.com.