Area chosen for state economic development recognition

Southeastern Indiana, led by the Columbus Community Education Coalition’s EcO Network, has been chosen as the state’s second 21st Century Talent Region. The statewide designation is awarded to Indiana communities focused on working collaboratively to attract, develop and connect talent.

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation made the announcement Friday. The state agency established the 21st Century Talent Region initiative with the goals of increasing educational attainment, raising household income and growing the population in regions of the state..

The EcO Network of Southeast Indiana represents Batesville, Columbus, Greensburg, North Vernon, Rising Sun and Seymour.