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Realtors hope to spur economic development in Southern Indiana

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Article by Business First

The Clarksville, Ind.-based Southern Indiana Realtors Association recently pitched in on economic development initiatives in the Hoosier state in the form of a $10,000 donation to One Southern Indiana’s OSI Foundation fund.

One Southern Indiana is the economic development agency and chamber of commerce for both Clark and Floyd counties in Southern Indiana. The agency represents business interests in Jeffersonville, New Albany, Clarksville and other municipalities.

The Realtors group’s board of directors approved the donation at a meeting last week.

“SIRA has invested $70,000 in 1SI’s economic development initiatives since 2007, supporting continued economic growth and higher levels of excellence and quality of life within our community,” Southern Indiana Realtor’s board chairman Tonja Aaron-Wells said in a news release. “Southern Indiana Realtors are vested in community growth initiatives. It’s about making our neighborhoods the absolute best places to live, work, and raise a family.”

The fund to which the group gave is managed by Community Foundation of Southern Indiana. It exists as a way for interested businesses and groups in Southern Indiana to contribute to the agency’s economic development efforts, according to Melanie Douglas, director of marketing and communications for One Southern Indiana.

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