SOAR’s Chili Cook-Off

Washington County SOAR is bringing back the Spice!

Save the date for Washington County SOAR’s 5th Chili Cook-Off. The event will be held at Southern Hills Church Family Life Center from 4-7 PM on March 14th. We are very excited to bring back this exciting event this year with even more flare.! Establishing a chili team is an easy way to advertise your business and/or organization. So break out those recipes, round up those teammates and have a “Yee Haw” of a good time. There will be prizes for Judged Best Chili, People’s Choice Best Chili and Best Decorated Booth. Registration forms can be emailed to or dropped off at the SOAR! Office located in the Salem Public Library.

Advanced ticket sales are underway- Purchase your tickets at the Salem Public Library, $5.00 for adult, $3.00 for children. Tickets will also be available at door.

Also, businesses, individuals and organizations can sponsor a table. Levels of sponsorship are: Pepperoncini - $100.00, Jalapeno- $250.00 and Habanero- $500.00 or more. Sponsorship will be publicized in newspaper, social media and at event. Call Stephanie at the SOAR! office at 812-883-5600 or email for more information.



Labor Market Review

Provided below is the January edition of the Labor Market Review containing November data for Economic Growth Region 10. These documents are prepared and published by Indiana Workforce Development. 

Labor Market Review - Economic Growth Region 10 



Sabrina Burdine to Lead Local Economic Development Advisory Council

Hoosier women are creating a legacy of leadership in Southern Indiana. In government, academia, and business, the ranks of female leaders are growing, and on December 10th, 2014, the Radius Indiana region welcomed several women to new leadership roles.

Washington County Economic Growth Partnership Executive Director, Sabrina Burdine was selected to chair the Local Economic Development Organization (LEDO) Advisory Council for Radius, consisting of economic development executives from Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Greene, Lawrence, Martin, Orange, and Washington counties. These leaders work together to provide counsel and input to the board and staff at Radius Indiana. The LEDO Advisory Council Chair also sits on Radius' Executive Committee.

Economic development leaders, like Burdine, focus on the attraction and retention of businesses in their counties, promoting economic growth through capital investment and job creation. In the 21st century, however, development is not limited to county lines. A regional approach to economic development provides the coordination and collaboration necessary to create and sustain a high quality of life and place in each community. That is part of why Radius Indiana exists, to represent the entire eight-county region.

Sabrina Burdine is the Executive Director of the Washington County Economic Growth Partnership and newly appointed Chair of the LEDO Advisory Council for Radius Indiana.