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Economic Development Assistance

If you’re considering a location or expansion in central or southern Indiana or southeastern Illinois, we have the economic development tools and resources to make the transition smooth and easy. The Hoosier Energy Economic Development staff is here to assist at every step.

Project Assistance

  • Business cost estimates and analysis
  • State-to-state cost comparisons (would be beneficial to have these as downloadable resources/documents)
  • Project economic impact analysis
  • Complete project survey information
  • Counseling communities on infrastructure financing
  • Property tax studies
  • Tax abatement estimates
  • Customized electric rate analysis and comparisons

Industrial Site Development

  • Production of site maps, aerial photographs, and brochures
  • Industrial site identification
  • Strategic planning assistance for sites and building developers
  • Infrastructure financing and zoning expertise
  • Preliminary phase 1 and geo-technical site studies
  • Preliminary engineering and layout of industrial sites

Project Development

  • Lead generation
  • Prospect visit hosting
  • Trade shows
  • Direct mailing
  • Site brochure development and publishing
  • Industrial site aerials
  • Web-based marketing

Other Services

  • Liaison with Indiana Economic Development Corporation, local economic development organizations (LEDOs), regional economic development organizations (REDOs), and consultants to provide tours and information to expanding or relocating industries on behalf of served sites
  • Educate local economic development organizations and state personnel on Indiana and Illinois economic development issues
  • Conduct power quality studies
  • Provide services to contract negotiations and tailored rate-making for projects
  • Provide scholarships to basic economic development courses, community development courses, and the Economic Development Institute
  • Work with statewide and regional agencies to provide updates on industry-related issues and support for rural development projects and policy
  • Provide strategic intelligence to local organizations in key industries such as plastic, steel, and agriculture
  • USDA program coordination and assistance