Boone County Recognized as Indiana’s Community of the Year

Sep 27, 2023 | Commissioners, Uncategorized


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District 1: Tim Beyer | District 2: Donald Lawson | District 3: Jeff Wolfe 



September 27, 2023



Rachael Coverdale


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Boone County Commissioners Applaud County’s 

Recognition as Indiana’s Community of the Year


Boone County, IND — The Boone County Commissioners proudly congratulate Boone County for earning the prestigious title of Indiana’s Community of the Year, awarded by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. This accolade reflects our county’s remarkable growth, business-friendly environment, and quality of life.


Boone County has been recognized as the second-fastest growing county in the state, attracting diverse businesses and residents alike. Notably, the Indiana Chamber has honored Boone County as the 2023 NextEra Energy Resources Community of the Year.


“We are immensely proud of Boone County’s recognition as Indiana’s Community of the Year. This award underscores our commitment to fostering growth, providing opportunities, and enhancing the quality of life for all our residents. Boone County is not just a place to live; it’s a place to thrive.”


Boone County’s impressive achievements include securing nearly $800 million in business expansions over the past five years. Notable investments include Ken’s Foods, NewCold, REGO-FIX, GR Brands, FTIC, and Eli Lilly.


Small businesses thrive here, constituting 80% of our local economy. We have added nearly 2,000 jobs in the last three years, with Boone County ranking highest in Indiana for employment growth at 10%.


Investments in amenities, like the Big 4 Trail and downtown improvements, enhance our quality of life. 


Boone County will receive the NextEra Energy Resources Community of the Year Award on November 14 at the Indiana Convention Center.

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