Monday, November 14 2011
EVANSVILLE - More small-business owners are turning to Evansville to open up shop. As the downtown area develops, the Chamber of Commerce Southwest Indiana said more people are taking an interest in the River City.
The business development division at the Chamber of Commerce is seeing more action this year. The small business development center, located on Main Street, has advisors that help people turn their ideas into business plans. They see around 200 clients a year and help people put together a financial case, understand the cash flow, and find a banker. Advisors at the Chamber of Commerce said more small-business owners are coming to Evansville, because of the supportive infrastructure and skilled workers in the area. Restaurants and manufacturing jobs are experiencing the most growth.
Kim Howard, Vice President of Economic Development at the Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Indiana, said, "We're seeing a lot of people who are very interested in exploring the idea. We've had more people that have contacted us about putting together a business plan, trying to understand the market here and what might be an opportunity. People are looking at franchises now more than they had in the past"
Information on The Chamber of Commerce of Southwest IN - Business Development division:
318 Main St. Ste. 401
Evansville, IN 47708