News Releases

Indiana's First Underground Mining Simulation Center to be Built in Gibson County

VINCENNES, Ind. - The Vincennes University Board of Trustees approved a $2.074 million contract Monday to build Indiana’s only underground mining simulation center. It will be located at VU’s Gibson County Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics. 

Krempp Construction, Inc., Jasper, was awarded the contract to build the almost 40,000 square-foot mock mine. It will have two main entrances with two exits on each side. VU received funding for the project in the state’s biennium budget. 

Gibson County Ranks Second in Survey

Princeton, IN (January 13, 2016) - A recent study conducted by SmartAsset, a New York financial technical company, has ranked Gibson County as the second best market in Indiana for purchasing a home versus renting. The second annual study compares average rent and home prices in counties across the United States to find the places where buying makes the most sense.

The following chart identifies top 10 rankings in Indiana.

Redevelopment Commission Approves EDA Expansion

Princeton, IN (June 1, 2015) - The Gibson County Redevelopment Commission has approved 4-1 to expand the Patoka / Union Townships Economic Development Area (EDA). The EDA is associated with the Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana tax increment financing (TIF) district located between Princeton and Ft. Branch, Indiana. The expansion will encompass approximately 118,000 acres of property.

Toyota Indiana Adding 300 Jobs to Build More Highlanders

Princeton, Inc. - The regional economy is about to get a boost because Toyota Indiana is on the grow again. The plant will invest $100 million and add 300 jobs by summer 2016 to boost production of the popular Highlander midsize sport utility vehicle. This expansion will bring Toyota Indiana's overall investment to $4 billion. This step allows Toyota to utilize existing capacity in North America while providing additional flexibility to adjust its product mix to meet changing customer demand.

Gibson County Creates EDA Around I-69

Princeton, IN (August 26, 2013) - Since the opening of I-69, Gibson County officials have been working diligently toward creating an Economic Development Area (EDS) which is the first-step in providing officials the tools needed in their efforts to land residential, commercial, and industrial developments along the new transcontinental highway. That process has now been completed with a unanimous vote by the Gibson County Redevelopment Commission. Last month, the Gibson County Commission unanimously approved designating the area around I-69 as an EDA.

2011-2012 Annual Report

Realtors use the phrase location, location, location. At Gibson County Economic Development Corporation, we have been instructed by site consultants from all over the world to emphasize what makes us stand apart from other locations. the margin to stand out in the crowd is very thin from one location to another. However, the opportunity for Gibson County can be found in the phrase transportation, transportation, transportation.

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Gibson County Coal Celebrates New Mine Opening

Princeton, IN (November 23, 2011) - Joe Craft, Chief Executive Officer of Alliance Resource Partners, parent company of Gibson County Coal in Princeton and Owensville greeted seventy governmental, community and company leaders to their newest operation Gibson South. Alliance’s Owensville property is their second property in Gibson County with their Princeton operation, Gibson North their first which began production ten years ago.

2009-2010 Annual Report

As 2009 and 2010 proved to be challenging years, they have also been successful years for the Gibson County Economic Development Corporation, the lead economic development agency for Gibson County. While countries in our area struggled to find success, Gibson County defined success with multiple victories. Others searched for improvements to their way of life while Gibson has proven that quality is our way of life. 

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