Launch Indiana aims to help Anderson grow

Thursday April 6th over 80 city leaders and influencers gathered on the sixth floor of the Union Building in Downtown Anderson.

This raw space has gone untouched for nearly a decade and is exactly the reason is ripe for Innovation Driven Businesses and their Intraprenuers. Highlighted in the space were ongoing projects within the downtown Corridor. Such as the Edgewood Park Disc Golf course, MCOGS plans for connecting and creating more trails through the city leveraging exiting paths and rails to trails, Vesuvius Coworking’s plan to provide and foster Innovation Driven Companies and Individuals, BuckSkin Bikes’ efforts to improve the cycling experience within downtown and around, and most importantly the delicious sandwiches from Train Stop Deli.

Shane Bivens, the founder of Vesuvius Coworking, has been working throughout the nation to gather resources and plan for the opening of our HQ in Downtown Anderson. Reach out in the comments below to ask how to propel this project forward.

More details from the Anderson Launch of Launch Indiana Initiative:

Corey Sharp, director of Purdue Polytechnic Anderson, said he sees students who are ready to

Corey Sharpe: Director Purdue Polytechnic Anderson

develop businesses in Anderson, but without office space or a development area they struggle to stay in Anderson.

“Students right now want to develop businesses and would want to work here,” he said. “We need to work on this.”

ANDERSON – A city wanting to land the next big business shouldn’t be looking at lower taxes or more business incentives; that’s what any community is doing.

Instead, governments should look at building a place innovative and entrepreneurial people want to live, and let them go from there. That was the message representatives of Launch Indiana had for community and business leaders at an introduction event Thursday.

“For every development coming down the pike, there are 300 places that are exactly the same,” said Ball State professor and Launch Indiana representative Geoff Shomacker.

Which means the old way of luring business, through lower taxes… Read More on The Herald Bulletin

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