Scott County Economic Update to Be Held September 22 in Scottsburg

Screen Shot 2016-08-17 at 5.39.58 PMThe Scott County Economic Development Corporation and Scott County Chamber of Commerce invite you to an economic update on Scott County and the region, presented by the Indiana Southeast School of Business. Dr. Uric Dufrene, Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Sanders Chair in Business, will discuss recent economic data and forecasts for Scott County and how national trends are affecting the region. 

There is no charge to attend. Please reserve your seat by Sept. 19. 

WHAT:
Scott County Economic Update

WHEN:
Thursday, Sept. 22
7:30-8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00-9:00 a.m. Presentation and Q&A

WHERE:
Mid-America Science Park
821 S. Lake Road South
Scottsburg, IN 47170

REGISTER HERE

Good Things are Happening in Scott County!

Good things are happening in Scott County! That was the message at the Scott County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) Annual Meeting, held at the Mid-America Science Park in October. Approximately 100 guests heard from community leaders who shared exciting news about accomplishments, improvements and opportunities. Speakers included:

• Selena Dickerson, Regional HR Director, Multi-Color Corporation
• Mike Murry, Vice President, Austin Tri-Hawk Automotive
• Mike Everett, CEO, Scott Memorial Hospital
• Bob Anderson, Superintendent, Scott County School District 1
• Dr. Mark Slaton, Superintendent, Scott County School District 2
• Beth Pattison, Adult Regional Coordinator, Adult Basic Education
• Syd Whitlock, Regional President, Your Community Bank
• Robert Peacock, Executive Director, SCEDC

Syd Whitlock, Regional President, Your Community Bank and Robert Peacock, Executive Director, SCEDC.

Syd Whitlock, Regional President, Your Community Bank and Robert Peacock, Executive Director, SCEDC.

Key highlights from the event included:

Multi-Color Corporation will be celebrating its 100-year anniversary next year. The Scottsburg location is the largest profit center of the company’s 43 locations.
Austin Tri-Hawk Automotive is the #1 metal stamping facility for Subaru. Their $56 million expansion will add 100+ jobs and $2.3 million in expected payroll.
Scott Memorial Health is growing, contributing $150,000 annually to the local tax base. Since 2013, the hospital has invested more than $2 million in capital improvements.
SCSD1 will have 15 students graduating in 2015 with both an associate’s degree and a high school diploma thanks to a partnership with Ivy Tech. The District also had a student accepted into the School of Pharmacy at Bellarmine University, the youngest person ever admitted.
SCSD2 is also focused on educating students to be the best they can be via a digital teaching and learning environment. The District is offering 109 dual credit hours in 2015, saving students and their families $2,443,481 in higher education expenses.
• Funding for Region 10 Adult Basic Education has doubled to over $1 million since the SCEDC started serving as the fiscal agent. Since 2011, 80 adults in Scott County have earned a high school equivalency diploma and nine adults have passed Accuplacer to enter Ivy Tech Community College.
Your Community Bank is hearing great news from many of its customers who are having their best years. Commercial and small business lending is up 54%, with the number of loans increasing by 21%. Growth includes new projects, expansions/renovations and acquisitions.

To view the SCEDC Annual Meeting presentation and video, please click here.

SCEDC Annual Meeting – Good Things Are Happening in Scott County!

Thank you to everyone who attended the SCEDC Annual Meeting! We had a wonderful evening and heard from an excellent panel of speakers about the many good things that are happening in Scott County. The following community leaders participated in the program, and their presentations can be found below:

View the presentation here:

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We also shared a video highlighting economic and workforce development success in Scott County:

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The SCEDC team is dedicated to assisting businesses, educators and other community partners throughout Scott County. Contact us learn more about the good things happening in Scott County!

 

2015 Regional Business Expo – Early Bird Pricing Ends June 30

The 2015 Regional Business Expo is a unique opportunity to promote your business with potential customers throughout Southern Indiana. Join us to meet and network with business leaders from around the region in one location. Four counties are joining together to bring you this exciting event:
· Madison Area Chamber of Commerce
· Scott County Chamber of Commerce
· Washington County Chamber of Commerce
· Jennings County Chamber of Commerce

Screenshot 2015-06-24 14.29.20The 2015 Regional Business Expo will be held at the Mid-America Science Park in Scottsburg, Indiana, on Wednesday, August 26 from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (View a map

The goal of the annual Regional Business Expo, now in its fourth year, is to help local businesses succeed and build collaborative growth for our region.

Early bird pricing is available through June 30. Chamber members also receive a special discount. Exhibit space is limited and will sell out fast so reserve your space today. Event set-up will take place the morning of August 26. For more information, please contact the Regional Expo committee at (812) 883-4303.

Download the Regional Business Expo registration form.
Sponsor the Regional Business Expo.
Visit the Regional Business Expo on Facebook.

Scott County School District 2 Receives Works Council Grant

Gov. Mike Pence and the Indiana Regional Works Council announced this week that Scott County School District 2 is a 2015 Innovative Career and Technical Education (CTE) Curriculum Grant recipient. SCSD2 is one of eight school districts in the state selected in a second round of grant funding, provided by the Indiana General Assembly, that targets new learning opportunities at the regional level with collaborations between local business and education partners.

SCSD2 GrantSCSD2 developed the grant proposal in conjunction with the Region 10 Works Council and the Scott County Economic Development Corporation. The grants are designed to encourage innovative and collaborative career and technical training opportunities for Hoosier students in key sectors of Indiana’s state and regional economies. These sectors include agriculture, advanced manufacturing, energy, automotive, construction, precision machining, robotics and welding.

“The ability to get students on track to not only graduate, but also to be career ready when they graduate is a huge benefit to the students and our community,” said Dr. Marc Slaton, SCSD2 Superintendent. “We work closely with employers throughout the region to prepare our students for rewarding careers.”

The SCSD2 pilot program brings together advanced manufacturing and welding with work-based learning experiences, and incorporates a new Work Ethic Certification developed by local school superintendents with the support of more than 60 area employers. Students will have the unique opportunity to train with the latest in advanced manufacturing and welding equipment at the Mid-America Science Park. Key partners include Amatrol, Mid-America Science Park, Ivy Tech, the Mayor of Scottsburg and Prosser.

“Scott County School District 2 takes a progressive approach to education to ensure that their students have every opportunity for success,” said Mayor Bill Graham, City of Scottsburg. “This grant is a testament to their dedication and the support of a strong business community in Scottsburg.”

The goal of the grant program is to foster and scale the most innovative and effective CTE curriculum models. These models require a 3:1 ratio of grant funding to private investment match. The total available grant funding allocated to SCSD2 is $137,606 with $62,652 in private matching funds.

The SCSD2 program will start this fall with 52 enrolled students. They will earn certifications and dual credits, supplemented by job shadowing and a minimum 15-hour internship in both advanced manufacturing and welding programs.

The Indiana Works Councils bring together more than 160 educational, workforce and business and industry leaders to evaluate local landscapes for educational programming, business needs and potential skills gaps. The General Assembly created the Works Councils in 2013 at the request of Gov. Mike Pence to further technical training options and provide students with opportunities for success whether they want to go to college, learn a trade or start their career right out of high school.

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Scott County School District 2 is one of the premier school systems in Southern Indiana, featuring some of the top rated schools in the state. SCSD2 schools offer opportunities for students to collaborate and excel academically in a tech-rich environment. Visit www.choosescott2.com to learn more.

The Region 10 Works Council includes Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Scott and Washington counties.