The Daviess County Economic Development Corporation has launched a coalition to promote economic recovery efforts during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
As part of the effort, the Advance Daviess County Coalition has begun its first initiative, ‘Daviess Driven’’ a campaign to bring the Mid-States Corridor project through the county.
The Coalition has identified three pillars for long-term economic recovery in Daviess County: growth and retention, supply chain creation, and quality of life.
Officials say the coalition’s first initiative, which impacts each of those goals, is to gain a commitment from the decision-makers of the Mid-States Corridor.
The Mid-States Corridor Project would begin at SR 66 near the William H. Natcher Bridge crossing the Ohio River at Rockport, continue generally through the Huntingburg and Jasper area and extend north to connect to Interstate 69.
Coalition Chairman Tony Graber says Daviess County provides a unique and advantageous opportunity for the Mid-States Corridor.
Graber says that not only does Daviess County’s close proximity to I-69 provide a great advantage for travelers, it would serve as a major transportation artery connecting Northern Indiana to Kentucky, Nashville and as far south as Mobile, Alabama.