Pike County Developments Newsletter
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Pike County EDC Master Planning 3,100 acres along I-69 Corridor
 
Housing Study for Pike County’s Attraction Efforts
 
Pike County Entrepreneurship & Technology Center Grant Application
 
Community Feedback for the Old Petersburg Gymnasium Revitalization
 
 
 
Community Feedback for the Old Petersburg Gymnasium Revitalization
Thank you, Pike County residents, and businesses!  Thank you to everyone who took the time to submit a survey to revitalize the Old Petersburg Gym. We received 230+ responses! We recently received the results from the survey's and we had wonderful feedback from the community. We will be in contact once the unveiling of the plan for the gym is finalized.  We appreciate your outstanding support to find the best revitalization purpose for the gym.
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For more information and updates in Pike County Economic Development Corporation, like us on Facebook or contact Ashley P. Willis at pikegrowth@pikeco.org or 812-354-2271.


Pike County EDC Master Planning 3,100 acres along I-69 Corridor
Pike County EDC dispersed request-for-proposals to master plan 3,100 acres that includes the Pike Crossing Interchange, the shovel-ready site, in addition to several other attractive parcels.  After the selection committee completed their due diligence, we most recently engaged into an agreement with Rundell Ernstberger Associates with AECOM and Midwestern Engineers.  Over the next six months, we will all be working very closely with each of these highly-qualified and reputable firms.  Once the Master Plan is complete it will consist of our blueprint for every development opportunity to create capital investment and job creation.  This Master Plan is and will be used as an actionable, living, breathing document to facilitate development opportunity for light industrial, heavy industrial, retail, commercial, and residential investment.  There will be meetings for the public to learn of the direction we are headed and to provide feedback. Pike County EDC is enthusiastic about this process and the end product.  Stay tuned for more details.
 
Housing Study for Pike County’s Attraction Efforts
Pike County EDC is partnering with Vectren to complete a Housing Study for Pike County.  Pike County EDC engaged into a contract with Ratio Design to analyze the current housing market and trends, evaluate the supply and demand, identify housing opportunities and potential up to six different housing development opportunities throughout Pike County targeting multi-family and single family housing, and provide housing incentives and assistance strategies.  Ratio Design will be working closely with an Advisory Committee and conducting stakeholder interviews throughout the process.  This type of Housing Study is critical to accomplish simultaneously as the Master Planning process, because as we attract new business growth and job creation, these employees and their families will need a place to live.  Pike County is a family-friendly environment with various recreational activities for families to enjoy.  Another great selling point is Pike County is in a great location, you are able to drive nearly anywhere in the region within 30 minutes or less!  Pike County EDC anticipates the study to be complete by June 1, 2017.
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Pike County Entrepreneurship & Technology Center Grant Application
The Pike County Entrepreneurship & Technology Center is moving forward and will be submitting a grant application to the U.S. Economic Development Administration in the next 60-90 days.  Pike County EDC’s foundation the Pike County Progress Partners, Inc. has successfully checked every box that is needed for the grant application, and is now collecting letters of commitment for use of the facility and letters of support that this facility is greatly needed.  This Center’s purpose is assist local and regional entrepreneurs to thrive.  There is a reason that 98% of start-up businesses fail…because it is hard work to start-up a new business.  Pike County has had many successful entrepreneurs and at this Center, those entrepreneurs will be engaged with each start-up business to provide insight and guidance to ensure success.  The strategic location of the Center will be visible from I-69 and right off the Petersburg exit ramp.  This reason is to express a pro-business community that is forward-thinking and supportive of business growth.  This regional tool can be utilized by any person or any age for a low, monthly rental fee.  If you would like to get involved contact us at pikegrowth@pikeco.org.
 
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