5 Resources to Launch your Gibson County Business in 2023
Don’t let Gibson County’s small town charm fool you. If you’re looking to open a business, relocate, or improve your current business, there are resources just around the corner to help you achieve your goals.
Gibson County Economic Development Corporation (GCEDC)
GCEDC is a public-private partnership that focuses on business creation, expansion, retention, recruitment, and community development. Working closely with both local government and private business, GCEDC has a finger on the pulse of the local economy and works to create conditions conducive to business attraction and business growth in Gibson County.
GCEDC can help with site selection, economic development incentives, facilitation of discussions with stakeholders, and grant writing.
Gibson County Chamber of Commerce
This membership group of Gibson County businesses provides access to networking events and the credibility of chamber membership. Chamber leadership advocates for the interests of local business and provides promotional support for its members.
Events include weekly coffee chats to meet other business members in the area and discuss community happenings, a member expo to introduce local businesses to community members, a regular Lunch and Learn series featuring community speakers, and an annual awards night.
Members are included in the yearly business directory among a number of other promotional perks.
Women in Business - Gibson County, In (Private Facebook Group)
Established in 2022, this group of local business women provides a network of support and education for one another via their private Facebook group and regular events.
Biweekly Gibco Table Talk Live features a conversation with a local female business owner to learn the story behind the business. Monthly Working Women Wednesday is an hour-long networking event helping women perfect the elevator pitch and gain insight into best practices.
Whiteboard sessions are new in 2023. Limited to three businesses per session, these brainstorming discussions provide problem solving strategies to a business’ particular challenges.
Indiana Small Business Development Center Southwest (ISBDC Southwest)
Just a few miles down the road, ISBDC Southwest provides free business advising, market research, business planning, and financial resources.
A valuable resource for both start-up and existing businesses, ISBDC Southwest provides one-on-one consulting as well as access to webinars and online learning events.
The HUB 127
For startups, freelancers, and established companies alike, the HUB 127 provides work space for remote workers and solopreneurs. Whether you benefit from open workspace or need a small private office, the HUB 127 has room for you.
Membership includes 24/7 access, high-speed internet, free copy/printing capabilities, and access to our boardroom and small conference room.
Even more importantly, you’ll join a network of professionals who value a productive workspace with the opportunity for social interaction and collaboration.