The Southwest Indiana Development Council was created as a gateway to economic development in Southwest Indiana. We are comprised of ten 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.


Jesse Belcher
Executive Director
Crawford County Economic Development
(812) 739-4479

Crawford County

Chris Pfaff
Knox County Indiana Economic Development
Chairman, SWIDC
(812) 886-6993

Knox County

Bob Grewe
Dubois Strong
Secretary, SWIDC

Dubois County

Erin Emerson
President and CEO, PCDC
Treasurer, SWIDC
(812) 547-8377

Perry County

Bryant Niehoff
Executive Director
Daviess County Economic Development Corporation

Daviess County

Darrell Voelker
Executive Director, Harrison County Economic Development Corporation

Harrison County

Jessica Potts
Executive Director,
Martin County Alliance
(812) 295-4800

Martin County

Skylar Whiteman
Executive Director, Orange County
Economic Development Partnership

Orange County

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

Pike County

Heidi Young
Lincolnland Economic Development Corp.
Vice-Chairman, SWIDC

Spencer County

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