Growth Alliance Annual Report Reveals Positive Economic Impacts



EVANSVILLE, IN (January 31, 2013) – The City of Evansville/Vanderburgh County’s Economic Development organization issued today its Annual Report for the 2012 fiscal year.
The report outlines the Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville’s key achievements in the areas of: business attraction, business retention and expansion, business incubation and entrepreneurship, technology transfer and downtown development. The report measures the economic impacts in which the community benefits from jobs created and retained by the efforts of the Growth Alliance.
“The Growth Alliance is fast becoming recognized as the one stop resource for business, assisting nearly 30% more businesses and entrepreneurs in 2012 than in 2011,” said Deborah Dewey, President of the Growth Alliance.
Highlights of this year’s report include:
• Outreach to over 40 local businesses in 2012 resulting in the addition and/or retention of 376 jobs in Evansville/Vanderburgh County.
• New business attraction projects that resulted in the creation of 49 new jobs for our community.
• New initiatives were created to support the development of a local entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Through business attraction and retention/expansion projects 1,400 new jobs have been added or retained in the City of Evansville/Vanderburgh County over the last 24 months. “Our new approach to local economic development has gained positive results. The Growth Alliance will continue to set aggressive stretch targets for local economic development and sustainable growth. Transformational initiatives are a must,” added Dewey.
The Annual Report is available for review on the Growth Alliance website: