Welcome Aviation Association of Indiana
The Washington County Chamber of Commerce welcomes visitors from the Aviation Association of Indiana to Washington County. The Aviation Association will be holding their quarterly meeting at the Salem Municipal Airport on April 17th. Welcome!
Hometown Competitiveness Team Website
The Hometown Competitiveness Team has created a website that highlights many aspects of living in Washington County.
The website includes an interactive Hot Spots Map and videos that highlight our community assets:
- Cost of Living
- videos that highlight different aspects of our community that would be of interest to businesses
- videos highlighting local businesses/attractions
Please feel free to link this page to your website. The Washington County HTC logo is provided above if you would like to use that as a button for the link. The webpage can be found at : http://www.wccf.biz/WCHTC/
This website will have a multitude of uses as it is of interest to current residents and businesses and can be used when conversing with prospective residents, employees and businesses.
If you have any questions, please contact Judy Johnson at 883-7334.
WalMart Coming to Salem
The biggest WalMart in Southern Indiana will find its home in Salem come fall 2015. This announcement was made during a special meeting Tuesday morning at city hall to a room of eager county residents.
“We are celebrating today!” said Mayor David Bower, adding that five or six years ago, the city wondered if this would ever happen. “Now, here we are.”
Bower said he has been smiling for a week and announced the plans for a 151,000 square foot building as a “new day in our community.”
He said that while he loves the town square and all the small businesses in this town, “we cannot operate like we have in the past.” He said the community needs more sources of revenue to prevent an increase in taxes and this store will help.
The WalMart Supercenter will be located on Kimball Drive, off Hackberry Street (State Road 56 East). The company plans to employee between 300 and 400 people.
Rick Hayes of BRR Architecture said the firm is excited to be in the county and said the new store will be about the length of two football fields and will include an auto center, a garden center and a pharmacy that will have a drive up window.