As southwest Indiana prepares to play host this week to the Korn Ferry Tour Championship, economic development officials are looking to use the professional golf tournament as a vehicle to tell the region’s growth story. Ads touting growth, workforce and quality of life will air on the Golf Channel’s coverage of the event, which will air in more than 160 countries. Greg Wathen, chief executive officer of the Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana, says the ads are aimed at attracting interest, and talent to the region. "We’ve been rediscovered as a region, as a downtown area, but in particular, if you look at the potential of the new Ohio River bridge that will be coming across, I think our region has the ability to explode and be a positive part of Indiana’s resurgence," said Wathen.
Wathen says the time is right to let the world now of southwest Indiana’s
The Evansville region is home to major corporate players, including Berry Global, a $13 billion plastic packaging company with more than 45,000 employees worldwide; pharmaceutical powerhouse AstraZenica employs more than 700 in southwest Indiana and employment at Toyota’s manufacturing operation in Princeton now tops 5,000.
And the city’s downtown is undergoing a transformation that includes new hotels, residential and business development.
The recently-opened Stone Family Center for Health Sciences is a unique collaboration among Indiana University, the University of Evansville, University of Southern Indiana and four regional health systems. Wathen calls it a game changer that has brought talent and renewed vibrancy development downtown. "It’s helped change the culture, it lets people know that this will be a school of medicine for all of southern Indiana and it has the opportunity for us to leverage that asset, which is a very unique asset, indeed."
By J. Mark Howell President and Chief Executive Officer, Conexus Indiana
As the epicenter of the nation’s advanced manufacturing and logistics industries, Indiana has a compelling story to tell about how Hoosier companies make and move the goods people depend on every day. Our goal is to ensure everyone hears these stories – many of which share a common theme focused on cutting-edge technologies that are transforming the way products are made and moved around the world and the people who use them. Conexus Indiana launched an...
A building that once represented the racial divide in the city of Gary, but long provided health care to the African American community, will soon fall to a wrecking ball. The city says it intends to raze the long-abandoned St. John’s Hospital.
A national association of healthcare information executives has once again honored Fort Wayne-based Parkview Health for its commitment to using advanced technologies in their clinical and business operations. The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives says Parkview is ranked in the 97th percentile of organizations surveyed for the program, earning a “Most Wired” distinction.
The property where an aged, Victorian-era, mansion in Valparaiso currently stands will become the site of 15 new homes, described as “upscale.” The Valparaiso Board of Zoning Appeals approved the variances needed for Downtown Valparaiso Partners LLC to proceed with the project, according to our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana.
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.