Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages

Please click on the links below to view the new Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW)

The Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program publishes a quarterly count of employment and wages reported by employers, covering approximately 95 percent of wage and salary workers (not including self-employment). It is available at the county, MSA, state and national levels by industry. Data from this series include: ownership, number of units, and average number of workers, total wages, and a calculated average weekly wage. Employment activity is reported at the location of the employment. Indiana produces several slightly different data series detailing industry employment.  Source: Indiana Department of Workforce Development and the Bureau of Labor Statistics



Oktoberfest at Beck's Mill

Beck’s Mill Oktoberfest will be Saturday, Oct. 25th.  The Beck family came from Germany in 1750. Friends of Beck's Mill will be celebrating their German Heritage with a festive fall day.  

A new demonstration this year will be a horse hair braiding along with some familiar favorites: old fashion apple butter  making with the wooden paddles, blacksmithing, wool spinning, wooden cane making, wheel pottery, rope braiding, mock moonshining, Civil War encampment, storytelling, beading children crafts & of course corn milling.  Old Stuff band will play tunes from the past.  Campfire beans and Beck’s Mill cornbread, The Washington County Artisans Farmers Market and  local crafters.  Our 3rd annual decorated pumpkin contest will be at noon.

Beck’s Mill is located 4433 S. Beck’s Mill Rd in Salem.  The mill is open Friday’s  and Saturday’s  11 am to 4 pm and on Sunday’s 1 pm to 4 pm thru October.  For more information call 812-883-3926 or visit


Lt. Governor to Honor Entrepreneurs at LEADS Day

The Southeast Indiana Small Business Development Center (Southeast ISBDC) today announced that Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann will be the keynote speaker for the 3rd Annual Leadership & Entrepreneurial Awards Day of Southern Indiana (LEADS Indiana).

Blayr Barnard, Regional Director of the Southeast ISBDC says, “We are excited to have one of the State of Indiana’s strongest entrepreneur advocates join us in Southern Indiana to celebrate small businesses and share her personal story of entrepreneurship.”

Lt. Governor Ellspermann was raised in Ferdinand, Indiana and is one of six children. A graduate of Forest Park High School, she worked her way through Purdue as an engineering cooperative education student with General Motors. She graduated Purdue as an industrial engineer and established a career in engineering and management at Michelin and Frito-Lay. After earning her master’s degree and doctorate in industrial engineering at the University of Louisville, she established Ellspermann and Associates and began a 20-year consulting practice. She later became the founding director of the University of Southern Indiana’s Center for Applied Research and Economic Development.

As Lt. Governor, Ellspermann manages six state agencies including the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, the Office of Defense Development, the Office of Community and Rural Affairs, the Office of Tourism Development and the Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship. She also serves as President of the Indiana Senate and chairs the Indiana Counter Terrorism and Security Council.

During her first year in office, Lt. Governor Ellspermann completed a 92-county “Listen and Learn” tour where she met with business, agriculture and government leaders. In addition to her oversight of her six state agencies, Governor Pence appointed her co-chair of his Blue Ribbon Panel on Transportation Infrastructure. She also serves as co-chair of the Indiana Career Council that is overseeing the State’s workforce development and training initiatives.

LEADS Indiana will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at Kye’s located in Jeffersonville, Indiana. For more information and to register, visit