News Archive

January 2016

The award of a federally-funded $40,000 planning grant will allow city officials to develop a Downtown Revitalization Study to address ways to improve, strengthen and promote the community’s downtown and, in turn, residents’ quality of life and the city’s economic development opportunities. According to Mayor Chris McBarnes, this grant was pursued as a result of …
In 2015, the Corydon HCI committee had many great accomplishments, ranging from strong engagement from the community to strengthened relationships among local leaders. The shining star of the HCI process is their Capstone Project: creating a park in the downtown, academically known as a greenspace. The decision to focus on creating a greenspace came from …
Women’s Voices…some would argue that they are seldom heard – especially in the context of community and economic development. For example, Indiana ranks 35th in the United States for representation of women in the state legislature with only one in five (20.7 percent) legislators being women. In Fayette County, women hold one-third of the County …