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Survey of Entrepreneurs in Southern Indiana Now Open

BEDFORD, Ind. (April 26, 2019) — Local businesses and entrepreneurs are asked to fill out a short online survey about the need for services and facilities that can help the local economy grow.

This is part of the next phase of the Southwest Indiana Technology and Collaboration Hub Network or “SWITCH” Network Feasibility Study being conducted by Radius Indiana and the Southern Indiana Development Commission (SIDC).

SWITCH is intended to help establish a network of entrepreneurial centers in this region and allow the sharing of resources throughout the network. Once completed, this study will bring together the public and private sectors by building an economic development roadmap to strengthen the regional economy, support private capital investment and create jobs throughout the region.

The groups have contracted with a team of consultants who are carrying out the SWITCH study, an analysis of our area’s need for co-working spaces, maker spaces, incubators, and programming to support entrepreneurs and small businesses.

As part of the study, they are distributing a survey that can be used by the business and general population to help us better measure the regional need and appetite for a variety of programs and facilities that promote, serve, and strengthen an entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Please take the time to complete this survey so that Radius and SIDC can gain more information about what each county – and the region overall – consider to be our greatest needs:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SWITCHEntrepDemand

The study is a partnership of 11 different local economic development organizations (Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Greene, Knox, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Orange, Pike and Washington), three regional planning commissions (SIDC, River Hills and IN 15), two regional economic development organizations (Radius Indiana and the Southwest Indiana Development Council), as well as the U.S. Economic Development Administration and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation.

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ABOUT RADIUS INDIANA: Radius Indiana is a regional economic development partnership representing eight counties in Southern Indiana: Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Greene, Lawrence, Martin, Orange, and Washington. Formed in 2009, Radius Indiana also serves as a point of contact in Indiana for Naval Support Activity Crane and leads regional collaboration by leveraging the diverse assets of Southwest Central Indiana to drive attraction, retention and expansion of business, thereby increasing employment and investment opportunities and quality of life within the region.

ABOUT SIDC: The Southern Indiana Development Commission is a voluntary organization of local government serving Daviess, Greene, Knox, Lawrence, and Martin Counties to provide assistance with community and economic development. SIDC utilizes multi-faceted resources, opportunities and skill to strengthen and improve the quality of life in the area.

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