Many Indiana companies have been contributing to the economy for more than 50 years, and some have been in operation for a century or longer. These local businesses provide much-needed jobs to Hoosiers, attracting top talent to communities and making our state one of the nation’s top places for business. Indiana honors these longstanding businesses through the Governor’s Century and Half Century Business Awards

These awards recognize Indiana businesses that have remained in operation for at least 100 or 50 years, respectively, and are committed to serving the community. Business owners can read through the program criteria here, and submit an online application here.

While applications are currently being accepted, processing and reviewing each submission begins in January 2021. At this time, awards are being assigned on a rolling basis, and applicants should not delay in submitting an application. The winners will be recognized for their accomplishments later in 2021.

The challenges businesses have weathered over decades, including during the past year, is an achievement worth celebrating. For more information about the program, qualifying criteria and to start an application, visit the Indiana Economic Development Corporation’s website.