• Reprinted with permission from the Vincennes Sun-Commercial newspaper October 13, 2023 Officials with Knox County Indiana Economic Development today announced Mary Jo Wallin-Orlowski as its new director of business development. Wallin-Orlowski joins the community with an "extensive background in business and economic development leadership," according to a release issued by the organization. “We are extremely pleased [...]

  • Reprinted with permission from the Vincennes Sun-Commercial newspaper October 19, 2023 A delegation of local leaders are headed back to Japan this week, looking to connect with Japanese manufacturing leaders and doing their part to secure continued industry investment here in Indiana. Chris Pfaff, president of Knox County Indiana Economic Development, will join Mayor Joe Yochum [...]

  • Reprinted with permission from the Vincennes Sun-Commercial newspaper October 18, 2023 Nextlink Internet has acquired local internet provider Echo Wireless, marking its first expansion into Indiana, economic development officials announced this week. Claude Aiken, chief strategy officer at Texas-based Nextlink Internet, said in a press release, that they would soon look to begin expanding high-speed internet [...]

  • Reprinted with permission from the Vincennes Sun-Commercial newspaper October 17, 2023 Indiana’s second Regional Economic Acceleration and Development Initiative — better known as READI 2.0 — is in motion, Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Tuesday. Hoosier leaders want the $500 million grant-loan program to enable new projects boosting the state’s quality of life, place and opportunity. And [...]

  • Reprinted with permission from the Vincennes Sun-Commercial newspaper August 17, 2023 Knox County Indiana Economic Development held its quarterly meeting Friday, continuing discussions of moving the county forward in everything from industrial growth to housing development — and many other potential improvements in between. Up first, the board of directors, as they met at the Elihu [...]

  • Reprinted with permission from the Vincennes Sun-Commercial newspaper August 6, 2022 More than $5 million will likely be funneled into Knox County as part of Indiana First’s successful READI application, Chris Pfaff, president of Knox County Indiana Economic Development, announced to members of the organization’s board of directors Friday. After months of toiling, Pfaff said [...]

  • Reprinted with permission from Inside Indiana Business, May 13, 2022 Vincennes-based Skill Precast LLC is planning to build a new manufacturing site in Knox County. The company, which makes precast concrete wall panels and pole bases, says it will invest $2.2 million to construct the facility and create up to 15 jobs. Skill Precast is [...]

  • Reprinted with permission from the Vincennes Sun-Commercial, June 15, 2022 Sunrise Coal announced further investment in Knox County this week, this time with the reopening of the Freelandville Surface Mine. According to a press release, Terre Haute-based Hallador Energy Company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Sunrise Coal, is working now to reopen the Freelandville Surface Mine, [...]

  • April 25, 2022 (Vincennes, IN) The Knox Broadband Task Force is pleased to share that Echo Wireless, a locally based internet service provider (ISP), has been awarded $2.4 million from the state's Next Level Connections Broadband Grant Program. The funding will support expanded broadband infrastructure in the northeastern region of Knox County. "Indiana's investment in [...]

  • Reprinted with permission from the Vincennes Sun-Commercial newspaper May 24, 2022 Knox County is joining six other counties in Southwest Indiana in an effort to better understand possible gaps in the availability of childcare within the region. Chris Pfaff, CEO of Knox County Indiana Economic Development, says though the current information is anecdotal, he has heard [...]