The Southwest Indiana Development Council was created as a gateway to economic development in Southwest Indiana. We are comprised of nine counties with miles of land available for development. Our location puts us within reach of 75% of the nation’s population as well as the ease of interconnecting transportation options. The I-69 Corridor extension, as well as the existing I-64 corridor, has the SWIDC region ready for transformation. With two interstates, rail lines, airports, and an international port, your products and supplies can get where they need to go, quickly.

If it’s fun and adventure you seek, all of our counties offer something from business retreats, to activities for the whole family to enjoy. Hoosier National forest is a treasure of Southern Indiana and the French Lick area offers resort-like relaxation with a casino, golfing and more.

Whatever industry you represent, we have the power, the logistics, and the location to meet your needs.


Michael Thissen
Executive Director
Crawford County Economic Development
Vice President, SWIDC
(812) 739-4479

Crawford County

Bryant Niehoff
Executive Director
Daviess County Economic Development Corporation

Daviess County

Ed Cole
Dubois Strong


Dubois County

(812) 886-6993

Knox County

Tim Kinder
Executive Director,
Martin County Alliance

(812) 295-4800

Martin County

Zachary Brown
Executive Director, Orange County
Economic Development Partnership

Orange County

Todd Mosby
President, PCDC
Secretary/Treasurer, SWIDC
(812) 547-8377

Perry County

Ashley P. Willis
Executive Director, Pike County Economic Development Corporation
President, SWIDC
(812) 354-2271

Pike County

Valerie Schmidt
Lincolnland Economic Development Corp.

Spencer County

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