Local Business Services

Business Retention & Expansion (BR&E)

Our business retention and expansion program focuses on incentives and services for established businesses with a goal of encouraging continual growth, cost effective business practices and improved productivity. Our economic development team specializes in services to help you expand or retain your business. 

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Tax Phase-In Assistance

Tax Phase-In allows for the gradual phasing in of new real and personal property tax that has occurred due to an increase in assessed value of a building and/or the purchase of equipment.

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Education & Training

Kauffman FastTrac® is a practical, hands-on business development program designed to help entrepreneurs hone the skills needed to create, manage, and grow successful businesses. Kauffman FastTrac participants don’t just learn about the business, they live it. They work on their own business ideas or ventures throughout the program—moving their ventures to reality or to new levels of growth. Kauffman FastTrac programs were created by entrepreneurs and are facilitated by entrepreneurs.

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Technology Transfer

The Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville and Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center, (NSWC Crane) have an innovative technology transfer agreement that holds tremendous potential for area businesses.

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Locate at Innovation Pointe

Innovation Pointe is a high-tech business incubator managed by the Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville. Located in the heart of Downtown Evansville, Innovation Pointe assists in the creation and growth of new businesses in the Evansville area to increase the overall wealth of our city and people. Clients at Innovation Pointe have access to countless amenities at little or no cost.

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Coworking Space

Cowork Evansville, Evansville’s premier coworking space offers local innovators a contemporary, professional, open desk, work space with opportunities to collaborate and network with like minds. Located inside Innovation Pointe, a business incubator in Downtown Evansville; Cowork Evansville offers 24 hour (secure) access, high speed internet connection, use of conference rooms, essential operating services, convenient parking, mailing service, and access to counseling and mentoring services.  

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Licensing & Permitting

Interested in starting a business in Evansville, Indiana? We’re here for you!  We can’t wait to guide you along your entrepreneurial path to success. 

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Downtown Design Review

The Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville provides assistance to those who wish to make exterior renovations and/or changes to property in the Downtown Redevelopment Area (refer to map).

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