Companies considering locating in a new city typically hire consultants to determine whether a possible site would meet their needs. This is the first installment in a series of articles about economic development efforts in Johnson County. Future installments will deal with business attraction, retention and expansion as well as community development. Read about the site selection process and how it works.

Johnson County is participating in a regional effort to make strategic investments, attract talent and grow the economy. This regional group, called 180 Alliance, will apply for funding to complete projects and implement programming through the Indiana Economic Development Corporation’s Regional Economic Acceleration and Development Initiative (READI). The plan being submitted by 180 Alliance includes six goals aimed at allowing businesses and future residents the opportunity to explore the region when deciding where to settle, leading to long-term sustainable growth for all the counties involved. Learn more from the Daily Journal and 180 Alliance.

The Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents has named Dr. David Clendening the 2022 Indiana Superintendent of the Year. The association credits Clendening with levering business partnerships and community support to boost programs and funding after significant revenue losses due to Indiana’s property-tax circuit breaker law. Clendening, who has been with the school system since 2009, will now be a competitor for the American Association of School Administrators National Superintendent of the Year Program. Learn more about Dr. Clendening’s accomplishments in the article from Inside Indiana Business. Congratulations, Dr. Clendening!

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Thursday, November 4th
11:00am - 1:00pm
Garment Factory Events

What is the "state of" the Johnson County economy? How are we trending and what does the coming year hold? How does our local economy compare to our region and state? This corporate event will feature important facts, figures and forecasts delivered by experts for your business planning.

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Wednesday, October 27th
3:30pm - 5:00pm
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Thursday, November 4th
8:30am - 9:30am
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Tuesday, November 9th
11:30am - 1:00pm
Dye's Walk Country Club

You may have complimentary tickets to select events available with your membership. Contact Angie Keene for more information.
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Welcome, new members investors who joined in September!

Crestwood Village South Senior Community
Edward Jones – James Reisert
Greek's Pizzeria and Tapp Room
Lover's Lane
Congratulations member investors celebrating milestone membership anniversaries!

Reis-Nichols Jewelers

Geek in Pink Computer Repair
Mallow Run Winery
South Grove Eye Care

Mr. Stephen E. Powell

The Goddard School
SPG Roofing and Restoration LLC
Thank you member investors who renewed in September!

A Piece of Cake - Slice of Pie LLC
Advanced Maintenance Professionals
Clark Pleasant Community Schools
Clark-Pleasant Education Foundation
Drainage Solutions, Inc.
FORUM Credit Union
GCG Investments, LLC
Getaway Mojo
Greek's Pizzeria and Tapp Room 2
The Historic Artcraft Theatre
Indiana Eye Clinic
Indiana Physical Therapy
Indiana Wesleyan University Greenwood
Joseph D. Stafford, Independent Health Insurance Agent
La' Trattoria Italian Cuisine & Steaks
Larkspur Management, LLC
Mr. Stephen E. Powell
Peterman Brothers
Quality Connection
Redwood Greenwood
Rees Restoration
Schultheis Insurance
Sexson Mechanical Corporation
Smythe & Co. Real Estate
Town of Bargersville