Dubois Strong has updated the progress of its long-term strategic plans. The county-wide economic development organization has outlined housing, workforce, business and entrepreneurial initiatives in Jasper, Huntingburg, Ferdinand and beyond.
Dubois Strong says three of the 13 projects identified in a county housing strategy that launched last June are complete and the rest are in some stage of moving forward. In all, the construction represents upwards of 716 potential new units in the coming years.
The group says planning continues on a housing assistance program in association with the city of Huntingburg and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. The first class of students in a CDL Truck Driver Training program through the Vincennes University Jasper Campus could begin in January. Discussions continue on the Mid-State Corridor, a project involving the proposed creation of I-67 in Indiana to essentially link Owensboro, Kentucky to Indianapolis through Dubois County. The innovators space known as Current Blend now has 16 members and the Dubois Strong Enterprise Loan Fund, which began last year, is still providing loans for eligible entrepreneurs and small business owners.
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