Eastern Indiana was awarded a competitive Strategic Skills Initiative grant marketed as GrowthStart Project by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development to create new jobs in agri-business, small business, and entrepreneurship advancement.
Because of the economic challenges identified in these areas, the Regional Workforce Board has developed the Growth Start Project, which is aimed at jump starting and growing the economy through the creation of jobs and wealth.
Small Business Support
The GrowthStart Project is looking for early-to-growth stage companies with innovative business models that are within the Economic Growth Region 6. The company or project idea should have the potential to provide job opportunities for citizens in the region.
The GrowthStart Project can assist entrepreneurs with matching funds for Business Plan Development, Feasibility Studies and Technology Evaluations.
Fill out application
Turn in application to Tracy Hartman
Staff contacts entrepreneur to go over application
Entrepreneurs present to review committee
Committee votes on application
Eastern Indiana Regional Workforce Board contracts consultant to perform the work