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A new study has been released regarding the Mid-States Corridor.

Dubois Strong, along with Hunden Strategic Partners, Inc. analyzed the impact the Mid-States Corridor Project will have on Dubois and Spencer Counties.

They looked at the possible benefit of the project such as increases in economic activity, reduction in congestion and transportation delays, improved access for other modes of transit, and decreased costs for freight movement, new employment opportunities, and an overall increase in the quality of life for the region’s residents.

They say that the corridor will generate $1 billion per year in new spending for Dubois and Spencer Counties, $32.5 billion over a 30-year projection, a 50% reduction in accidents in Dubois County, leading to $9.3 million in annual savings, improved access to larger markets for talent, goods, services, and tourism as well as 7,000 additional jobs.

Dubois Strong also says that the Corridor will help people in the area reach places like Indianapolis, Cincinnati and Louisville easier. It would also give freight an easier time getting to these places.

Huntingburg Mayor Steve Schwinghammer as well as Jasper Mayor Dean Vonderheide say that they see how the corridor could benefit the area and its economy.

By Fall 2021, the Mid-States Corridor Project is expected to identify the preferred corridor route, publish a Draft Environmental Impact Statement, continue to host public hearings and provide formal comment periods to keep key stakeholders and local residents informed on project progress.

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