Terre Haute Economic News

Wastewater Improvements a Giant Step for City’s Image

TERRE HAUTE, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--When Terre Haute, Indiana, got the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s mandate to comply with the 1972 Clean Water Act, it was challenged to solve the same problems faced by hundreds of municipalities around the country – its decades-old sewer system periodically spewing raw sewage into the nearby river that serves as its main water supply.

The EPA, with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) as its agent, has been aggressively enforcing the mandates issued to 108 cities and towns located on rivers, streams and lakes around the state.

In Terre Haute, a city of 61,000 in west-central Indiana, city leaders devised a plan that would turn the challenge of the federal clean-up mandate into an opportunity. Employing vision, planning and out-of-the-box thinking, they hammered out a solution that meets EPA mandates to reduce combined sewage overflow (CSO) discharges into the Wabash River with the least possible burden on sewage customers.

That solution is helping rid Terre Haute of a long-standing image problem, while at the same time improving its chances for economic development and reclaiming riverfront land for wetlands and recreation. City officials call it a “win-win-win.”

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Convenience Store Chain Selects Vigo County for New Distribution Center

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (April 1, 2014) - Governor Mike Pence joined executives from Casey's General Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: CASY), a Midwestern convenience store chain, today to announce the company's plans to open a new distribution center here, creating up to 185 new jobs by 2019.

"Indiana is a state that works for logistics," said Pence. "Perfectly situated here at the Crossroads of America, our central location helps companies like Casey's reduce distribution costs. And with more pass-through interstates than any other state, Indiana helps companies reach their customers faster."

The Ankeny, Iowa-based company will invest approximately $30 million to construct and equip a 250,000 square-foot distribution and logistics facility in the Vigo County Industrial Park. Construction is anticipated to begin in November, and the new facility is expected to open its doors by fall 2015. This will be Casey's second distribution center, allowing it to reach new markets and increase distribution efficiencies.

"One of Casey's objectives is to continue to grow our store base in our existing 14 state territory, at the same time expanding our presence in new markets," said Robert Myers, chairman and chief executive officer of Casey's. "We believe Terre Haute is an excellent location that will enable us to accomplish this, while at the same time providing a more efficient distribution system to our existing stores."

Casey's was founded in 1969 when Don Lamberti leased an old country store from his parents, remodeling it into a convenience store. Today, the company has grown to include 1,788 stores across the Midwest, including 80 stores in Indiana. Selling self-service gasoline, a wide variety of grocery items and prepared foods, the company primarily serves communities with a population of 5,000 or less. Casey's currently employs approximately 29,000 associates in 14 states with more than 850 employees in Indiana.

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Hoosier Jack Mega Site

Prominent Indiana Businessman Offers 4,650-Acre Hoosier Jack Mega Site for Development

Southern Vigo County, IN, Site Offers Dual Rail Access and Available Landfill Gas


Terre Haute, IN – May 21, 2013 – The Terre Haute Economic Development Corporation (THEDC) has announced the availability for development of Hoosier Jack Mega Site, a 4,650-acre property in southern Vigo County, Indiana, offered by Terre Haute businessman Greg Gibson. The one-owner site is located 75 miles southwest of Indianapolis near the Indiana/Illinois border and is only four miles from the Vigo County Industrial Park.

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Business Engagement Center

Business Engagement Center, TH Innovation Alliance Help Small Business Compete with Big Ones

Story by Dave Taylor, ISU Communications and Marketing Staff

Terre Haute, IN--Owners of a business that supplies computer-control systems to more than 230 manufacturers around the world say the company is poised for growth thanks to a partnership with Indiana State University and an affiliated business development organization.

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Vigo County Schools Graduation Rate Leads State

Article by Sue Loughlin, The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — The Vigo County School Corp.’s high school rate jumped to 92.2 percent for 2011-12, which is higher than the state average of 87.9 percent.

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Terre Haute, Indiana


The Terre Haute Economic Development Corporation works closely with local and state officials to develop customized packages that meet the needs of business and the interests of the community.  The scope of project incentives is based on number and type of new jobs created or retained in Indiana, and new capital investments made in the community.

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Terre Haute EDC
630 Wabash Avenue, Suite 101
Terre Haute, Indiana 47807

Steve Witt, President
Phone: (812) 234-2524
Fax: (812) 232-6054
E-mail: info@terrehauteedc.com

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