Scottsburg site receives development designation

Today, the Office of Community and Rural Affairs joined officials from the Scott County Economic Development Corporation and the City of Scottsburg to announce the designation of the Smith Farm – South Main Industrial Park, as Indiana Site Certified Prime.

“We recognize a lot of dedication and collaboration is utilized in order to earn a site certified designation, especially Prime,” said Jodi Golden, Executive Director of OCRA. “I commend the Scott County Economic Development Corporation and their local partners for working together to make the Smith Farm site ready for development.”

The 155 acre Smith Farm site is located in the City of Scottsburg and could be used for either warehousing, light manufacturing and/or heavy manufacturing facilities.

The Indiana Site Certified program validates sites that are ready for economic development. The Prime designation equates to a location that is no more than 2.5 miles from a state highway and has completed an archaeological investigation. In addition, the local unit of government, lead economic development organization or regional economic development corporation must own the property or an option must be held with the owner.

Indiana Site Certified is administered by OCRA in partnership with the state’s Fast Access Site Team, which is comprised of multiple state agencies. These include the Indiana Department of Transportation, Indiana Department of Environmental Management, Department of Natural Resources and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation.

For more information, visit www.in.gov/ocra/sitecertified.htm.

Click here for audio of Jodi Golden, Executive Director of OCRA.

Under the leadership of Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch, who also serves as the Secretary of Rural Development, the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs’ (OCRA) mission is to work with local, state and national partners to provide resources and technical assistance to assist communities in shaping and achieving their vision for community and economic development. For more information, visit ocra.in.gov.

Vincennes offers industrial maintenance and machining training course in Scottsburg

Vincennes University, in partnership with the Mid-America Science Park and Scott County Economic Development Corporation, will be offering a 15-week, hands-on industrial maintenance and machining training course in Scottsburg. The course begins January 8 and will run through April 18, 2018.

Students will learn skills needed for high-demand advanced manufacturing jobs in Southeast Indiana with curriculum developed by employers in collaboration with Vincennes University. All classes will be held at the Mid-America Science Park in Scottsburg.

The course will teach the following advanced manufacturing skills:

  • Safety
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Precision Measurement
  • Quality Control
  • Machine Tools
  • Manual Mill & Lathe
  • Tool & Die Maintenance & Repair
  • Welding
  • Industrial Electric
  • Pneumatics
  • Hydraulics
  • PLCs

WHEN: January 8 – April 18, 2018, Monday and Wednesday Evenings, 6:00-8:30 PM

COST TO ATTEND: $3,000 Registration Fee

WHERE: All classes will be held at the Mid-America Science Park, 821 S. Lake Road South, Scottsburg, IN 47170.

TO REGISTER: Please contact Robert Peacock at 812-752-7268 or rpeacock@scottcountyin.com.

Active Shooter Training in Scott County

What would your company do in the event of an active shooter?

The Scott County Economic Development Corporation and Mid-America Science Park will be hosting an Active Shooter Training on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 8 a.m. The training will be conducted by Sergeant Matt Marshall of the Indiana State Police.

Who should attend:
• Managers and Business Owners
• School Administrators, Teachers, and Support Personnel
• Facility & Building Supervisors
• Hospital Administrators and Management Staff
• Event Planners
• Government Leaders and Office Employees

When:
Tuesday, October 17, 8-10 a.m.

Where:
Mid-America Science Park, Presentation Hall
821 South Lake Road South, Scottsburg, IN 47170

This is a FREE event. Registration is not required.

Scott County Aims to Attract, Recruit and Retain Talent

There are many wonderful things about living in Scott County, Indiana, and a local group of community leaders aims to bring greater awareness to our thriving community and the opportunities available here. Working together over the past nine months, the group has organized an exciting new initiative known as Live IN Scott County with a goal of attracting, recruiting and retaining talented people in Scott County.

Anthony and Cara Maraman were looking for a place where they could have enough land to have a family farm without breaking the budget and a place where they could send their children to one of the top school systems in the region. They found it in Scott County.

The initiative was prompted by the tremendous growth opportunity afforded by the $2.3 billion Ohio River Bridges Project. The new bridges are expected to generate $87 billion in economic impact in the next 30 years*, creating an excellent opportunity to attract more residents to Scott County.

In September, a new website was launched at www.LiveINScottCounty.com to share the benefits of living, working and learning in Scott County. The website includes information about the community as well as stories about people and families who enjoy living and working here. The initiative can also be followed on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. If you have a story idea for the website, please email stories@liveinscottcounty.com.

Live IN Scott County is a 501c3 organization currently funded by the Scottsburg Redevelopment Commission. The Scott County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) acts as the fiscal agent. The initiative is guided by an advisory board made up of individuals representing organizations that have an interest in supporting the Live IN Scott County mission. The advisory board is led by an executive committee that includes:

  • President – Craig Mull, Plant Manager, Samtec
  • Vice President – Chris Routt, Principal, Johnson Elementary School
  • Treasurer – Anita Walker, Deputy Director, Scott County Economic Development Corporation
  • Secretary – Jessica Jones (non-voting member), Administrative Assistant, City of Scottsburg – Office of the Mayor

Two talented Scott County residents have been hired to manage marketing efforts. Sara Denhart and Stephen Carey will be working diligently behind the scenes to ensure the Live IN Scott County initiative is a success. Sara will be writing stories for the blog and Stephen will be managing the website and social media channels.

If your organization is interested in getting involved or supporting the Live IN Scott County initiative, please contact Anita Walker at awalker@scottcountyin.com.

* SOURCE: http://www.insideindianabusiness.com/story/34287068/business-leaders-bridges-and-i-69-impact-exceeding-expectations (January 18, 2017)

Now Hiring – Scott County Career Fair Set for May 18

Meet your next great hire! Registration is now open for employers who are interested in recruiting talented job seekers from across the region at the Now Hiring – Scott County Career Fair on May 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will take place at the Mid-America Science Park in Scottsburg. Several packages are available, offering a variety of opportunities for employers:

ScottCo_CareerFair_logoStackedPlatinum Package – $1,200

A prime 16’x10’ space with electricity in the main hall, two tables and four chairs, four boxed lunches, your logo on all print and social media releases and a full-page ad in the event program.

Gold Package – $1,000

An 8’x10’ space with electricity in the main hall, one table and two chairs, two boxed lunches, and a ½ page ad in the event program.

Silver Package – $750

An 8’x10’ space with electricity, one table and two chairs, two boxed lunches, and a ¼ page ad in the event program.

Standard Package – $150

An 8’x10’ space (electricity not guaranteed), one table and two chairs, two boxed lunches, and a listing in the event program.

Employers may register by visiting www.NowHiringScottCounty.com or by contacting Anita Walker at (812) 752-7268.

The Now Hiring – Scott County Career Fair will take place at the Mid-America Science Park on May 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The address is 821 S. Lake Road South, Scottsburg, Indiana 47170.

The Now Hiring – Scott County Career Fair is sponsored by the City of Scottsburg, the Scott County Economic Development Corporation and the Mid-America Science Park.