Greater Lafayette Commerce was formed from those 6 distinct agencies under the vision that together with you as our members, stakeholders, and community leaders, we could do more than we could do separately. And it has been a Great 10 Years.
As we look toward the future, you will see us continue to grow and evolve, innovating and offering new products and services to you our stakeholders and the community. We are preparing for the next 10 years of Greater Lafayette!
Last week we had the opportunity to celebrate the success of that venture at our Annual Gala. With your help, we have achieved more than the original founders could have hoped for and for that, we thank you!
It is an exciting time to be part of Greater Lafayette! Our workforce and population have both grown by over 5,000 people this past year, and at this pace, we will be quickly over 200,000.
And to handle this growth and further perpetuate it, our community is investing in itself in a multitude of ways, all with the common purpose of enhancing quality of life, building prosperity, and preparing ourselves for the future.
Companies are expanding, fueling that growth, and new partnerships are getting launched that will provide for our future workforce. High Tech company start-ups are growing here, and regional initiatives and collaborations are underway. Our healthcare industries continue to expand and grow, our University and College partners continue to develop new ways to excel, and our restaurants and retailers are thriving with new ones starting up, a thriving hill top to hill top business community, and small businesses are growing and expanding as well.
This is really an extraordinary community to be a part of an extraordinary time to be here!
Thank you for all you do to make Greater Lafayette Greater!