Southwest Indiana launches new site for business attraction

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The Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana launches a new streamlined and interactive web site to help promote the region to prospective companies and entrepreneurs.

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The brand of Southwest Indiana

Site selectors, companies and entrepreneurs looking to make new investments will be able to find relevant and timely information about Southwest Indiana in one location

The Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana announced today the launch of a new web site further promoting the brand of Southwest Indiana. The http://www.southwestindiana.org site is highly interactive, can instantly convert to multiple languages, and offers customizable streaming data with user-friendly tabs and navigation while giving the viewer critical information about the region formatted for any mobile device. From data on key business sectors to detailing the scope of our workforce to highlighting the region’s outstanding quality of place, the new web site is designed to help Southwest Indiana compete with locations and communities around the world.

“Site selectors, companies and entrepreneurs looking to make new investments will be able to find relevant and timely information about Southwest Indiana in one location,” states Greg Wathen, Coalition President & CEO. “More than ever, companies are contacting us direct based on our continual marketing and the overall level of economic activity the region is generating; it is ever so important for us to have the right voice in which to reach these key targeted groups.”

The new web site and accompanying logo were designed by Evansville-based South Central Media/Digital. Take a quick look for yourself.

About the Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana
The Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana acts as the marketing arm as well as the regional economic development and community development organization for Gibson, Posey, Vanderburgh, and Warrick Counties in Southwest Indiana. The Coalition works with its local county economic development organization partners to facilitate attraction and business retention activities along with supporting efforts to enhance the business climate through regional capacity building. Since its formation in late 2006, the Coalition has helped to secure nearly $3 billion in new investment and 3,568 new jobs from existing and new companies such as Haier America, Berry Plastics, Mead Johnson, Toyota Boshoku, Midwest Fertilizer Corporation and AT&T.

Another important aspect of the Coalition’s multi-faceted job description is helping the communities it serves build new capacity for future development in its role as a regional planning organization. The Coalition has helped secure more than $73 million in grants for key quality of place infrastructure such as expansion of water and sewer systems; building new community centers; and, making improvements to the region’s levee system, which protects thousands of acres along America’s inland waterways.

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