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Duration of Project: February 2011 - August 2011

Description of Work Provided

The Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana, through grant funds provided by the US Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration, enlisted Garner Economics to conduct a comprehensive regional economic plan for the four county Southwest Indiana area anchored by the City of Evansville. Garner Economics partnered with Newmark Knight Frank and Applied Marketing, to develop a redevelopment plan of real estate assets in the region and to create a four county regional economic development strategy.

Project Results

Over the course of 20 weeks, the Garner Economics team conducted a series of in-depth interviews and assessments to provide a Competitive Realities Report and Industry Target Analysis. Garner Economics recommended executable programs to enhance the area’s quality of place, overall business climate and recommendations to enhance its economic development service delivery. In addition, the team investigated and identified potential funding sources and developed recommendations for marketing and performance measurement. The final report provided a road map for the Coalition to move forward as the lead economic development group in the region.