Radius Indiana says four candidates have relocated to southern Indiana in the last few months through its relocation incentive program, Choose Southern Indiana. The organization says the program has received more than 1,000 applications since its launch in July.
Radius says the program offers a $5,000 incentive to out-of-state individuals or families who relocate to Daviess, Dubois, Greene, or Orange county.
“Talent attraction is an emerging aspect of economic development, and we are excited to see the traction our program is getting,” said Jeff Quyle, president of Radius Indiana. “We are taking a rural regional approach to this program and our region is working together to allow each county to focus on the particular demographic groups they want to encourage. We know that the rural lifestyle, the ability to easily interact with school and community leaders and neighbors, and the safety of our communities are very attractive and can draw people to a very positive lifestyle change.”
The organization says Adam Bennett, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, has relocated to Orange County. Justin Neal relocated back to Dubois County after a 20-year career in the United States Air Force.
“Orange County is a great place to raise a family and I am very excited to bring mine here,” Bennett said. “We are very outdoorsy people and love all the recreational activities for us to enjoy: camping, hunting, fishing. We are ready to experience the four seasons Indiana has to offer after living in Costa Rica.”
The organization says two teachers relocated to Daviess County and are now teaching at Washington High School.
Radius plans to continue the program next year. You can connect to more information and apply by clicking here.