About Us

The Crawford County Economic Development Corporation is available to help answer your questions. We want to see your business succeed and flourish in Crawford County, Indiana.

Latest News

Stay up to date with all the latest news in Crawford County’s Economic Developments. 

2nd Annual Meeting

Crawford County Economic Development Corporation hosted its 2nd annual meeting on September 17th, through Zoom. We celebrated a great year of successful endeavors such as broadband, business retention and expansion, smart investment and tax capacity, entrepreneurship...

read more

Love’s Travel Stops Coming to Crawford County

For Immediate Release: 20 October 2020 Contact: Crawford County Economic Development Partnership LEAVENWORTH, IN. Love’s Travel Stops are finalizing plans to build a new location in Crawford County. Construction is currently scheduled to begin in spring/summer 2021...

read more

Economic Outlook Update and Legislative Panel

It's been a long 7 months since the COVID-19 pandemic hit Indiana and while we are still in the midst of it we do have a better picture of how the virus is impacting the economy than we did last spring. In this On Local Government webinar, Larry DeBoer will look at...

read more

Local Government Finance Virtual Workshop

When: December 1, 2020.    9:30 AM - 12:00 PM ET Local elected, appointed officials and community leaders will learn more about the property tax system and how recessions affect property taxes while also digging deeper with data from the county and region. This is a...

read more

SIMCO Holds Open House to Celebrate Expansion

SIMCO is celebrating its growth in the Crawford County Industrial Park.  This family-owned business launched in 2018 and is the second company for the family in Crawford County.  They also own High Mark Supply Inc. in Marengo.  In celebration of SIMCO’s presence and...

read more

State Receives $25M to Continue Workforce Ready Programs

INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Commission for Higher Education says the state has received another $25 million in CARES Act funding to continue efforts to upskill more Hoosiers through expanded Next Level Jobs programs.        The money is used to help provide...

read more

Economic Gardening Program

Small businesses are able to receive up to 36 hours of market research, geospatial analysis, SEO & social media attention to identify potential competitors, identify customers, and increase web traffic. Crawford County businesses can take advantage of this program...

read more

Partnership Update

Why is it critical to have partnerships?  It is so we can communicate clearly our goals and collaborate with those goals that might be shared with others.  We are very proud of our statewide engagements with the following organizations who try to help us build a...

read more

High-Speed Fiber Coming to Crawford County

For Immediate Release: Update Media Contact: Savanna Saltsgaver September 4, 2020 Next Level Connections Grant Brings High-Speed Fiber to Crawford County Governor Eric J. Holcomb announced $51 million for 50 broadband infrastructure expansion projects across the state...

read more

Indiana Uplands Housing Webinar Series

Join Regional Opportunity Initiatives (ROI), for a 6-part webinar series exploring workforce housing challenges, needs, and strategies for advancing housing opportunities in the Indiana Uplands. All sessions are FREE to attend!

read more

WIN a 2021 Indiana State Park Annual Pass

Visit your local Indiana State Park in September and participate in a mental wellness activity to enter for a chance to win a 2021 Indiana State Park Annual Pass. Click here for details: http://bit.ly/pagoestothepark.  #AwareINtheParks Project AWARE Goes to the Park, ...

read more

KARE for your Customer Workshops

Beginning this month, small business owners have an opportunity to learn how to deepen customer engagement and relationships through KARE for your Customers Workshop Series. The WBC EmPWR Program at The NIIC is offering the workshop series at no charge to small...

read more

Farmers to Families Food Box Distribution Success

Thanks to the USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box Program, citizens of Crawford County were able to benefit from 2 food box distributions at the Marengo Underground Warehouse in Marengo, IN. The first food box distribution supplied families with both produce and dairy...

read more

Crawford County Census Day

Crawford County Census Day is July 29, 2020.  Mobile census reps will be at the Crawford County Welcome center from 9AM- 3 PM to answer questions and help fill out the Census either on their device or you can bring your own device.  Another option is to respond to the...

read more

Royalty-free Intellectual Property Pitch Competition

This summer’s pitch competition provides the opportunity to win a cash prize for your innovative proposal to commercialize patented technologies and concepts developed at NSWC Crane–Indiana’s only federal research laboratory. The intellectual property is being...

read more

Farmers are helping to feed families in Crawford County

LEAVENWORTH, IND. June 29, 2020 ---- USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box Program will be coming to the Marengo Underground Warehouse at 300 Union Street in Marengo, IN on Tuesday July 9 and Tuesday, August 4. All families in Crawford County are eligible to receive a...

read more

Virtual Job Fair

When: Thursday June 18th 2020 Where: WorkOne - Southern Indiana; 2125 State Street New Albany, IN 47150 Time: 1 PM - 4 PM Connect with great manufacturing companies in an easy, user-friendly, virtual environment. Hourly pay ranges from $13.50 to $62.00 Click here to...

read more

Indiana University Research Impact: COVID-19 update

IU faculty, staff, and students are hard at work helping to detect, manage, and ultimately eradicate the threat of COVID-19. This page highlights just a few of the bold and creative efforts of IU’s world-class researchers to address not only the public health and...

read more

Applications are now open for the 2020 Export Indiana Accelerator!

The Export Indiana Accelerator is a 12 week, no-cost program offering Hoosier small businesses professional export guidance and leading research resources to create an executable, proactive Export Business Plan. This program is available to both new and existing exporters. Businesses will leave the program with a strategic approach on where and how to best position their product in the world marketplace to grow international sales.

“The Indiana Accelerator is a game changing program for those businesses competing in a global market. We at the Crawford County EDC are very pleased to have the SBDC and the IEDC as our partners in progress in delivering a prepared community for economic growth to happen.” Says Michael Thissen, Executive Director of the Crawford County EDC. “While we still have a long way to go in community readiness we are happy that we are seeing more activity and increased opportunity.”

Applications are due by April 15th. The Indiana Accelerator will help prepare a business to take advantage of STEP funds to attend a trade show or do a Gold Key program.

read more

CCED launches Rapid Relief Fund

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday April 2, 2020 Crawford County Economic Development Corporation Launches Rapid Relief Fund LEAVENWORTH, Ind. – Small businesses in Crawford County impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic now have the opportunity to receive financial assistance...

read more

New Nature Preserve Approved in Southern Indiana

The Natural Resources Commission (NRC), during its regularly scheduled bi-monthly meeting on Jan. 21 at Fort Harrison State Park, approved the creation of a new nature preserve, Patoka Hills Nature Preserve, in Crawford County. The action increases to 290 the number...

read more

Economic Development unveils new logo

Last Thursday's inaugural dinner meeting of the Crawford County Economic Development Partnership was a time to celebrate the accomplishments of the past year, as well as to look forward to what officials believe is a bright future, which was illustrated by the...

read more

Crawford County Industrial Park Receives Designation

INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs announced the designation of Indiana Site Certified Silver to the Crawford County Industrial Park. The property is owned by the County Redevelopment Commission and is equipped for business services,...

read more

Startup Building in Crawford County Industrial Park

LEAVENWORTH - A southern Indiana startup has announced plans to build a new facility in Crawford County. SIMCO of Southern Indiana will construct and equip the facility in the Crawford County Industrial Park, creating 10 jobs by 2021. SIMCO focuses on the...

read more