Orange County Economic Development Partnership 2021 Recap

What is OCEDP?

Orange County Economic Development Partnership is,

OCEDP is committed to all aspects of business. Our goal is to be a catalyst to ensure that businesses have access to the resources they need when it comes to Business Retention Expansion, and Attraction.


 Our mission is to, 

“Improve the Quality of Life of Orange County Citizens Through Activities that Stimulate Economic Development.”

Workforce Housing Development

Are you employed by an Orange County employer? If so, you are eligible for the new Orange County Workforce Housing Development currently under construction in West Baden Springs.

Orange County is a wonderful place to live, work, and play. The Orange County Workforce Housing Development will allow working members of our community a great opportunity to own a home at an affordable price.

Stay tuned to WWW.OCEDP.COM and our Facebook page for updates on the development and Open House events!

Job Fair

Orange County Economic Development Partnership saw the need and started speaking with employers to see if there was any interest in a county-wide job fair. 

The response was a resounding YES … With 33 local employers signing up to participate in the Orange County Job Fair, hosted by OCEDP on July 29th.

OCEDP then hosted a second county-wide Job Fair on December 2nd featuring 19 employers. Both Job Fair events were successful, benefiting our employers and our community members.

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Choose Southern Indiana

Choose Southern Indiana launched summer 2021. The relocation incentive program was put into place as a partnership with Radius in order to grow the population and workforce in Southern Indiana. Orange County successfully recruited a U.S. Marine Veteran to return to Indiana after an extended time away from the area.

Bonus, he brought his family with him and they have settled in Orleans.

Click here to read their story!

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Orange County Economic Development Partnership 2021 Recap

  • Orange County Work Force Housing Dev
  • County-Wide Job Fairs
  • 21st Century Talent Region Designation
  • SSI
  • Choose Southern Indiana -Population Growth Incentive
  • BI-Economic Gardening
  • Playoli
  • Radius Leadership Program
  • Blessing Box Project
  • Recast City with Orleans
  • Duke Energy Marketing Grant
  • Pluto RIF grant
  • ROI digital inclusion study
  • Mobile Maker Space Collaboration
  • Paoli Housing Taskforce &-Lost River Home Ground Breaking Collab
  • Best Home Furnishings Training Grant
  • Annual Golf Scramble
  • Mortgage Pre-Approval Workshop for Orange County
  • Transition assistance program with InVets
  • Collaboration with Schools on career opportunities for students
  • Collaboration with ROI and Radius on Regional Economic Acceleration & Development Initiative Geared toward advancing quality of life, quality of place, and quality of opportunity.

Thank you to our Investors!

Titanium Investors

Reynolds Construction

French Lick Resort

Springs Valley Bank & Trust

Boston International

Visit French Lick West Baden

Platinum Investors

Rumpke Waste & Recycling


Gold Investors

Jasper Group


Pluto Corporation

Hoosier Hills Credit Union

Best Home Furnishings

Memorial Hospital & Health Care Center

RiverView Farms Inc.

Silver Investors

Infrastructure Systems Inc.

Indiana Natural Gas

Cave Quarries

The Super Bugrer

White's Quality Auto Service

Bronze Investors

Orleans Chamber of Commerce

Best Western Plus French Lick

Elite Therapeutic Massage & Tanning

Mitchell's Jewelry

Chrissy Evans-Individual

Thank you to our Partners!

Indiana Economic Development Corporation

Office of Community & Rural Affairs

Indiana Dept. of Workforce Development

USDA Rural Development

Indiana Regional Planning Commission

Radius Indiana

South West Indiana Development Council

Duke Energy

Hoosier Energy

Indiana Municipal Power Association

Naval Surface Warfare Center- Crane Division

South Central Indiana Small Business Development Center

Thank you to our 2021 Board Members!

Alan Beck-French Lick Resort

Ken Schnaus-Springs Valley Bank & Trust

Liz Smith-Reynolds Construction

Nancy Mitchell-Morris-Mitchell Jewelry

Mike McCracken-Jasper Group

Mylea Pluris-Town of Paoli

Cathy Carnes-Town of West Baden

Don Renner-Town of French Lick

Randy Clark-Town of Orleans

Richard Dixon-County Commissioners

Kevin Knies-Paoli School Corp.

Chad Hager-County Council

Pam Metz-Boston International

Brandy Ream-Visit French Lick West Baden

We are excited to see what 2022 brings for Orange County!

If you or your organization is interested in being an investor in OCEDP, you can find more information by clicking the button below or emailing info@ocedp.com.

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