Business briefs


The Daily Reporter features updates, awards and accomplishments of businesses and employees in Hancock County. To submit an item for the Business page, email [email protected].

Future Hancock open house, meeting planned

GREENFIELD – Local residents can review and comment on plans for the future of Hancock County in an upcoming event.

Drop any time 5-6:30 p.m. Sept. 20 for a Future Hancock County Comprehensive Plan open house. County staff, a planning team and steering committee will be on hand to listen to ideas. The open house will be followed by an Area Plan Commission public hearing and presentation at 6:30 p.m.

The event is at the Hancock County Annex, 111 S. American Legion Place, Greenfield. The plan may also be viewed at Email [email protected] or call 414-988-8632 for more.

Professor: Employment rates are pre-pandemic levels

WEST LAFAYETTE – Employers added over half a million jobs in July, surpassing economic forecasts, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and a new video by Jack McCann, a graduate professor of human resource management at Purdue Global.

Purdue University released McCann’s remarks McCann says about employment trends on AP Video Hub in honor of Labor Day.

In the video, McCann states the unemployment rate has fallen to 3.5%, bringing employment to pre-pandemic levels. McCann says that employers typically stop hiring during a recession, but this latest job report shows the opposite. Traditional economic indicators are signaling caution, while employers are signaling confidence. Wages have increased for workers as they search for new jobs that will support their families during this inflationary period.

McCann goes on to say that 36.2 million Americans will work remotely by 2025 and that 77% of remote workers are more productive when working from home.

The Grill temporarily closed for remodeling

MCCORDSVILLE – The Grill in McCordsville is temporarily closed for a major construction project. Owners expect the business to open again in October. Follow them on Facebook or visit for the latest updates.