Imagining . Inspiring . Impacting a Great Community

Aspire FAQ

Understanding What We Do for Our Community

What is Aspire Johnson County?

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It is a public-private partnership initiative aimed at making Johnson County, Indiana the destination to live, work, play and learn.

Who is involved?

The Johnson County Development Corporation, the Johnson County Community Foundation and a group of community stakeholders from private business, local government, higher education, non-profits and financial institutions have made commitments.

What is the group's primary focus?

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Organizers of Aspire Johnson County are addressing key issues such as:

  • fostering collaboration between local government entities,
  • bringing in diverse businesses,
  • attracting and retaining professional talent,
  • promoting the county as a desirable community,
  • and developing economic opportunities along key transportation corridors.

How is it funded?

Aspire Johnson County is a program of the Johnson County Development Corporation. Other key financial partners are the Johnson County Community Foundation, MIBOR and Johnson Memorial Health. Volunteers are helping with communications and logistics.

What were the group's initial steps?

Consultant Lee Lewellen conducted community interviews with key stakeholders, and presented common themes and key issues facing the county. The initial group of participants met on June 18, 2013 to identify and prioritize opportunities. Action teams then were formed to make and execute plans over 30-day increments.

What are the next steps?

Organizers continue to meet, to identify opportunities and take action on opportunities. We are working in three teams to develop and execute initiatives.

Who should I contact if I am interested in participating or for more information?

Dana Monson,  Johnson County Development Corporation, 317.736.4300