Knox County Community Investment Initiative

Provided by the Knox Life Community Improvement Team (CIT), the Community Investment Initiative offers grants to eligible organizations and groups within Knox County, Indiana, with the goal to support projects that enhance the quality of life, increase community capacity, foster relationships among local organizations, and build collective efforts for improvement.

For applicant requirements, project criteria, where to apply and more, click here.

Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities (CEO)

CEO is a year-long course designed to utilize partnerships that provide an overview of business development and processes. The local business community partners with area schools to create project based experiences for students by providing funding, expertise, meeting space, business tours and one-on-one mentoring.

Students visit area businesses, learn from guest speakers, participate in a class business, write business plans, and start and operate their own business. Business concepts learned through the experiential CEO class are critical:

  • Problem solving
  • Teamwork
  • Self motivation
  • Responsibility
  • Higher order thinking
  • Communication
  • Inquiry

Students in the program come from four area high schools and meet from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM Monday – Friday.

Excellent Utility Partners

WIN Energy REMC and Hoosier Energy are excellent economic partners who supply power to a large geography in southern Indiana.

Knox County is fortunate to be the home base of Duke Energy’s state of the art coal gasification power plant. This $3.6 billion investment known as the IGCC Power Plant in Knox County touts an internationally renowned facility which utilizes one of Knox’s and the surrounding counties’ best natural resources, coal.

Natural gas is supplied by Vectren and AT&T is the primary telecommunications provider.

Knox County has an abundant supply of water and a professionally administered utility services board through the City of Vincennes.

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