Economic and Community Development
A Salamander Tale Exhibit
A new educational exhibit aimed for kindergartners to fifth graders called "A Salamander Tale" is ready to be shipped around the country and spread amphibian awareness. Play the video game "Hellbender Havoc" which provides a fun and unique way to learn about hellbenders.
The Street Where You Live: Bandstand Economic Development
"When a man loves a woman, can't keep his mind on nothin' else... ." If you are like me you can't even read those words without hearing the soulful sound of Percy Sledge. The world lost him last month; but that song will live forever. As fate would have it, I found myself in North Alabama a week after he died. "The Shoals," as its called, is a collection of four communities in close proximity to one another: Florence, Muscle Shoals, Sheffield and Tuscumbia. Together they offer a rich history
April Capital Comments
Indiana is pretty familiar with the Tax Foundation's Business Tax Climate Index. The index measures which state tax systems are the friendliest to businesses. We like their ranking because they like us. Indiana ranks 8th on their 2015 list. We hope that being so business-friendly will encourage business expansion in our state, leading to more jobs and higher pay.
April On the Street Where You Live
If economic development is a familiar term to you, when you hear it you probably think of headlines announcing some new company coming to town, perhaps in the business park at the edge of town, and bringing much-needed jobs to your community.