Economic Development


Nearly 75% of the country’s population is within a 12-hour driving distance of  Southern Indiana.  St. Louis, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Nashville and Louisville can all be reached by interstate within three hours, while Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, and Cleveland are an eight-hour drive or less.  With this central location Southern Indiana is ideal for businesses needing to purchase or supply goods or products anywhere within the central or eastern United States.

Southern Indiana cannot move into the future without a government focused on innovation and real innovation originates with change.  It is well known that the rules of government and the customs of a region can influence economic activity.  Because of this it is imperative to avoid policies which may permanently lower growth rates and to introduce sensible policy that will create a circle of growth which will permanently accelerate economic expansion.

The amount of tax costs for businesses matters for investment and growth. Sensible policy includes accumulating capital by keeping tax rates at a reasonable level which will encourage the development of the private sector and the shape of business.  Businesses care about what they get for their taxes; quality infrastructure, a healthy workforce and quality education and training allow economies to innovate thus moving up the value chain.

By respecting the past and balancing future innovation with the commitment of conservative principles, Warrick, Spencer and Pike counties can maintain what is good and worth tending while improving services and processes which will lead to economic  growth.

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