Community Plan Accomplishments

Terre Haute-Vigo County has a lot to be proud since the See You in Terre Haute Community Plan launched in 2019.  The community is making tremendous progress across all pillars that will be felt for years to come.

Business, government, and non-profit investments are going to help us reach our long-term goals of halting population decline and reversing the trend of declining per capita income. See the list of accomplishments below.

$20 Million in READI Grant Funding





West Central Indiana received $20 million in READI Gant funding for twenty-four projects spanning Vigo, Clay, Knox, Parke, Sullivan, and Vermillion counties. These transformational projects include the West Central Business Hub, Homes for the Future Pilot Program, West Terre Haute Clinic and Pharmacy, and more. In fact, all six Community Plan pillars were represented with these projects.

Pillars: All

Opening of the Terre Haute Convention Center

The Terre Haute Convention Center opened in May 2022. The state-of-the-art facility features over 12,000 feet of ballroom space and will bring thousands of visitors to Terre Haute over the coming years. Learn more here.

Pillar: Tourism

170 Ribbon Cuttings

Since the Community Plan launched in 2019, there have been over 170 ribbon cuttings! From restaurants to entertainment venues, we're proud of all of the new businesses that have opened over the past 4 years. 

Pillar: Economic Development

Open for Tourism Project Funding






Since its inception in 2020, the Open for Tourism funding initative has seen several projects completed in the community. These projects are meant to prepare Terre Haute for the growth in tourism our community experience. Another round of funding has been provided through the City of Terre Haute. 

Pillar: Tourism

Renovations at Brittlebank Park Completed





The City of Terre Haute completed $637,000 in renovations to Brittlebank Park. The upgrades include six new pickleball courts, a new basketball court, new playground equipment, new restrooms, and a new parking lot. To complete the project. the city reecived a DNR Grant for $265,000 that required a 50/50 match. Britlebank park is a great asset to our community and these upgrades will help bring more traffic to the area. 

Pillar: Quality of Life

Thrive Launches Spark Revolving Loan Fund

Thrive West Central created the Spark Revolving Loan in 2022 fund to support the region's small and emerging businesses. Spark was created through a Rural Business Development Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This fund provides loans to small businesses in a rural area who are not able to obain funding thorugh traditional financial instiutions to enable them to expand their operations and create new jobs. Lear more here.

Pillar: Economic Development

Mural Unveiled by Swope Art Museum

Swope Art Museum unveiled a new mural on the north side of their building. James Shepard painted a beautiful piece showcasing some of the collection's fantastic artworks. This is another addition to the alley between Wabash Avenue and Ohio street which is quickly becoming a public art alleyway.

Pillar: Quality of Life

Goodwill Excel Center





Wabash Valley Goodwill received legislative approval to start a Goodwill Excel Center in Terre Haute and is projected to open by Fall 2024. The Goodwill Excel Center is a unique, tuition-free adult charter high school that awards industry recognized certifications and high school diplomas. This is the first of its kind in West Central Indiana.

Pillar: Tourism

ENTEK Groundbreaking





ENTEK broke ground on its brand new $1.5 billion Vigo County production lithium battery separator facility! This investment will create up to 642 new, high-wage careers by the end of 2027 and play a signiciant role in growing our population. Learn more about the groundbreaking here.

Pillar: Economic Development

Terre Haute Data HUB Launch





The City of Terre Haute recently released the Terre Haute Data HUB that provides maps for different aspects of our City based on data from across various departments. This allows citizens to be informed of important City work, inluding pavement history, proposed pavement plans, where snow plows are and so much more. You can check out the Terre Haute Data HUB here

Pillar: Infrastructure