We believe in the Evansville Region’s future.

We are building a community where people can make a great life for themselves: a place that combines the comfort of home with a platform to shout to the world, where early career talent want to live and hang out on the weekends, where neighbors can find unique ways to contribute to the community, and where we can celebrate together what makes us look good and feel great.

committed to growing our

community.

Between the life-long locals and our newest residents, there’s an abundance of compelling people, talents and perspectives. We are a community looking to the future, and that is where Talent 2025 comes in.

What is Talent 2025? It is our community’s pledge to growth and the bright future we envision for the Evansville Region. By committing to specific goals in our community’s strategic plan, we can show our neighbors and future neighbors why E is the perfect place to call home.

GOAL #!

Be deliberate about bringing 5,000 high-paying new job opportunities to our region that build on our strong manufacturing history and secure its future.

WHY? These jobs give our workforce and our kids more career choices to increase their household income.

GOAL #2

Increase our population by 10,000 residents, half of which are in the early stage of their careers.

WHY? We need more people to fill the jobs and to fuel our future, and the younger they are the more years they have to work here and to raise families along with us.

GOAL #3

A highly trained workforce that is globally competitive and relevant.

WHY? When we add a highly trained workforce to our many existing assets, we will become an even greater place for our citizens and our businesses to grow, thrive, and commit to being part of our future. With our central US location and our unparalleled transportation options (highways, direct access to the worldwide waterways, and a great airport), global relevance is ours for claiming.

GOAL #4

Reduce the percentage of households living in poverty.

WHY? If “e is for Everyone,” we must make sure every family has education and job opportunities, food, shelter and health care to prosper and thrive in our region.

GOAL #5

Get healthier – improve the quality and quantity of our residents lives.

WHY? Poor health, premature deaths, and time lost from work and school cost our society huge amounts of money every year. For our citizens, our businesses and our community to “Choose Greater Evansville” as a great place to live and build a career, we need healthy people.

Where collaboration is

‘E’asy!

The Evansville Region is not what it used to be – it’s better. In the last five years, the Evansville Region has seen extensive development and revitalization, driven by its people. People who wanted more to do on the weekends, people who wanted their cultures represented and people who had big dreams and ideas. The Evansville Region has reimagined itself and is not done yet.

A few organizations have looked at how we stack up with our peers. Yes, we love our community, but are there opportunities to do better? The data says YES. If we can turn some key factors from down to up, the Evansville Region can have a brighter and more prosperous future for all. Not just for business, or for those who have called this region home for generations, but also for our newer residents; those whose talents and cultures are critical to enriching our lives and our region.

The community vision and strategies laid out in Talent 2025 are the culmination of thoughtful planning. Talent 2025 is built on the work of public and private business, elected officials, nonprofits, and like-minded organizations throughout the Evansville Region. Community organization including E-REP, Welborn Baptist Foundation, United Way of Southwestern Indiana, Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana and the Evansville Regional Business Committee have to aligned efforts to move Talent 2025 goals forward.

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In December 2021, the Evansville Region was award $50 million to enable pieces of its Talent 2025 plan.