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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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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