Possible Changes For Terre Haute Redevelopment

Posted: Updated:

The committee searching for a new director of the Terre Haute Department of Redevelopment has offered a different recommendation. The committee says the Terre Haute Economic Development Corp. should assume management of the department. 

The search committee will make its official recommendation at the next meeting of the City of Terre Haute Redevelopment Commission on April 20. It had been tasked with finding a successor to Cliff Lambert, who retired in late January as director of the department. THEDC President Steve Witt has served as interim director since that time.

"There is a good deal of overlap between economic development and community redevelopment," said Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett. "Since Steve Witt assumed the interim director’s role in early February, the transition has been seamless. We think it makes perfect sense to formalize and continue this relationship with the THEDC. By combining our economic development and redevelopment efforts, our overall work product will be streamlined and cost effective, thus making our community a more attractive place to live, while bolstering our business attraction and retention opportunities."

The THEDC also manages the Vigo County Department of Redevelopment. Search committee chair Brian Conley, who is also a member of the redevelopment commission, said it is an exciting time for the commission.

"We will now be coordinating our economic development efforts with Vigo County and the THEDC," said Conley. "The commission has taken this bold step to move the City of Terre Haute forward at a time when we will be doing more with less funding."

The THEDC's Board of Directors has approved the move. If approved by the redevelopment commission, the new initiative would formally begin May 2.

  • Perspectives

    • Why Blogging Without Rules Produces the Best Content

      I spend a lot of time talking with people about what makes writing good. Depending on who you ask, good writing might be exciting and illustrative. It might be simple and efficient. If you ask someone who works in marketing, good writing translates to whatever helps a marketing strategy generate more leads, or more sales, or more of whatever a business is looking to gain. Though I fully respect and agree with this results-oriented perspective on content, in practice it can be...



  • Most Popular Stories

    • The Honda Greensburg plant opened in 2008.

      Honda to Invest $4M, Add Jobs at Greensburg Plant

      The American Honda Motor Co. continues to invest in its Greensburg, Indiana plant as it has announced the factory will be producing the company’s first electrified sport utility vehicle in the U.S. The company says it will invest more than $4 million and add 34 new jobs in the plant to support production of the CR-V Hybrid.  

    • Socio received the Top-Rated Overall Culture award. (Provided Photo/Socio)

      Inaugural Tech Culture Award Winners Unveiled

      Indianapolis-based Powderkeg has unveiled the winners of the inaugural Indiana Breakout Tech Culture Awards. Eleven Hoosier tech companies received the honors based on survey rankings from the 2019 Tech Census, which focused specifically on tech cultures. Nearly 270 tech companies were nominated and the winners were selected from a group of 50 finalists. More than 1,300 individuals responded to the survey, which allowed employees to rate their companies and employers on...

    • (photo courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana)

      Valpo Mansion May Fall to Wrecking Ball

      A one-time mansion that once hosted dignitaries and politicians while they visited Valparaiso appears to be facing demolition, following years of decline and disrepair.  The stately mansion, known locally as the Brown home, maybe knocked down and replaced with condominiums, according to our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana. 

    • Amanda Stephenson is the founder and president of Expert RN|MD. (Inside INdiana Business Photo/Mary-Rachel Redman)

      Medical Consulting Firm Opens Downtown Indy HQ

      A medical consulting startup is celebrating the grand opening of its new downtown Indianapolis headquarters. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. says Expert RN|MD, which provides medical consultation services to law firms and life science companies, is investing $1.7 million in the new location and plans to create up to 21 jobs by the end of 2023. The firm was founded in 2018 and recently renovated the 4,000-square-foot space in the downtown's Wholesale District. In an interview...

    • The person selected will fill the vacancy on the ballot left by Mike Pence.

      Vice President Pence to Visit Indy for Free-Trade Discussion

      Vice President Mike Pence will return to Indianapolis on Sept. 26 at an event to discuss the free trade agreement with Canada and Mexico. A panel will discuss the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, starting at 12:15 p.m. Sept. 26 at MacAllister Machinery, 6300 Southeastern Ave.