IEDC recognizes small businesses
In honor of Small Business Week in Indiana, the Indiana Economic Development Corp. is recognizing seven small Hoosier businesses for their contributions to the state’s economy. The IEDC says there are more than 534,000 small businesses in Indiana that employ 1.2 million people.
“Hard work, dedication and grit are not just Hoosier values; these are values put into action every day by entrepreneurs across the state to help propel the state’s economy forward,” said Gov. Eric Holcomb. “I’m proud to point out and celebrate these hardworking Hoosiers not just this week, but every day.”
The IEDC says the seven businesses have worked with the Indiana Small Business Development Center, a program of the IEDC, to start, grow or pivot their small businesses.
“Entrepreneurship is one of the most important investments we can make in Indiana’s future, which is why it’s a key pillar of our 5E strategy,” said Indiana Secretary of Commerce Brad Chambers. “Congratulations to these risk takers, dreamers and innovators who are critical to driving our state’s economy.
The 2023 honorees are:
- Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year: Indy Power Products (Indianapolis)
- Innovative Small Business of the Year: ArcticRx (Anderson)
- Family-Owned Small Business of the Year: Knightstown Locker
- Community Impact Small Business of the Year: J’s Breakfast Club (Gary)
- Small Business of the Year: WSI Technologies (Indianapolis)
- Minority-Owned Small Business of the Year: Paradise Spreads (Schererville)
- Start-Up of the Year: The HiViz (Ripley County)