Floyd County, Ind.: Bicentennial celebration

At the 31st annual “ONE Awards” in April, local and regional businesses were recognized in six categories by One Southern Indiana. Sazerac Co., one of the largest distilling companies in the country, was honored for its economic development impact. With a $66 million capital investment, Sazerac purchased and renovated the vacant General Mills Pillsbury Plant in New Albany and has started two production lines.

To celebrate Floyd County’s 200th anniversary in 2019, the Greenville Historic Preservation Commission organized bicentennial events in May, including a parade, the first in town for 30 years, and the dedication of a historical marker recognizing entrepreneur John Baptiste Ford, who is credited with building the first commercial plate glass operation in the U.S.

County Seat: New Albany; Jeff Gahan, mayor; cityofnewalbany.com

Estimated 2019 population: 77,781

No. of households: 29,046

Median household income: $59,451

One Southern Indiana Chamber & Economic Development: Wendy Dant Chesser, president/CEO; 1si.org

River Hills Economic Development District & Regional Planning Commission: Jill Saegesser, executive director; riverhills.cc

Clark-Floyd Counties Convention & Tourism Bureau: Jim Epperson, executive director; GoSoIn.com

County Commissioners: Shawn Carruthers, John Schellenberger, Billy Stewart; floydcounty.in.gov

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