Announcement of New Economic Partnership Scheduled Today


Thorough Studies and Professional Consultation Leads to Announcement of New Economic Partnership 

Southwestern Indiana (February 18, 2021) – Economic development leadership will announce organizational actions to advance the interests of business, community institutions and residents to drive regional prosperity and community growth.

WHAT: Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana, Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville and Southwest Indiana Chamber announce actions by their respective Boards.

WHEN: Friday, February 19, 2021

3:00 p.m. (CDT)

WHO: Greg Wathen, Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana

Lynell Walton, Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville

Tara Barney, Southwest Indiana Chamber

WHERE: Virtual  

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Meeting ID: 847 8252 4406

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About the Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana

The Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana acts as the marketing arm and regional economic development organization for Gibson, Posey, Vanderburgh, and Warrick Counties in Southwest Indiana.  Since its formation in late 2006, the Coalition has helped to secure over $3.2 billion in new investment and 4,213 new jobs from existing and new companies such as Haier America, Berry Global, Toyota Boshoku, Reckitt Benckiser, Midwest Fertilizer 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.  The Coalition has helped secure over $118 million in grants for such things 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. Learn more at

 About the Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville

Headquartered in Downtown Evansville, Ind., the Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville (GAGE) was created in early 2007 as a public-private non-profit partnership through the concerted efforts of government, business and higher education.

The GAGE team connects businesses, talent, ideas and experts to elevate the economic prosperity of Greater Evansville. Focus areas include business retention and expansion; innovation and entrepreneurship; quality of place and talent; and new business attraction. You can learn more at

About the Southwest Indiana Chamber

Since 1915, the Southwest Indiana Chamber has been a trusted ally of the regional business community. Today we are one of the state’s largest, strongest, and most impactful nonprofit business organizations, representing a total membership of almost 1,400 businesses, organizations, and agencies. About one-third of members have invested in our organization for 10 or more years. While nearly all major employers in our region invest in the Southwest Indiana Chamber, 71% of our member businesses have 25 or fewer employees.


Learn more about the Chamber, our members, and the Southwest Indiana regional business community at 318 Main St., Suite 401, Evansville, IN 47708.





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