Princeton Named Among Best Places in Indiana to Achieve Life Work Balance finds Princeton to be in the top three for happiness and satisfaction

San Francisco, CA (October 5, 2015) - 

When it comes down to it, maintaining a healthy work-life balance is really all about maintaining an appropriate level of happiness. Because that’s the goal of the end day, finding the right level of work that still allows you to enjoy life.

Some people actually enjoy sacrificing a bit of their personal life in pursuit of their career. And some would prefer to get out on the town on Friday nights.

Well, these places in Indiana have an objectively strong work-life balance. They are places where people have jobs, can live comfortably, and then enjoy things like family and friends.

We took a look at data from the most recent American Community Survey from the Census Department to identify which of the 66 biggest places in Indiana have mastered the art of not bringing work home with them and living a balanced lifestyle.

We were left with this set of ten places in the Hoosier State that have the best work-life balance:

  1. Jasper
  2. Greencastle
  3. Princeton
  4. Washington
  5. Seymour
  6. Columbus
  7. Carmel
  8. Warsaw
  9. Valparaiso
  10. Angola

Rounding out the top three places for work-life balance in Indiana is Princeton which brings a bit of an ivy flair to the list.

A suburb of Evansville, Princeton ranked well for commute (4th best), things to do (8th best), and poverty rate (9th best).

It’s also another example of a relatively small city scoring well in our analysis. There’s probably something to smaller town living when it comes to achieving balance in life.

Princeton Named Among Best Places to Start a Business in Indiana
NerdWallet considers business climate and local economic health

San Francisco, CA (July 9, 2015) – NerdWallet, a consumer finance website, has conducted a study to find the best places in Indiana to start a business – and Princeton ranked thirteenth.

To determine this ranking, NerdWallet examined 99 places in Indiana with populations of 5,000 or more and analyzed the following factors:

  • Business climate
    • Average revenue of businesses
    • Percentage of businesses with paid employees
    • Businesses per 100 people
    • Local economic health
      • Median annual income
      • Median monthly housing costs
      • Unemployment rate

Princeton ranks steadily across numerous factors examined in NerdWallet’s report. With a population of 8,620, the 882 businesses maintain average revenue per business of $630,088. Among the higher of the list, nearly 39% of these businesses have paid employees. There are also over ten businesses per 100 people in the city, contributing to a strong and stable business climate for Princeton.  See the full study here.

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Downtown Princeton, Inc. Hires Director

March 12, 2015
Princeton, IN - Downtown Princeton, Inc. (DPI) is pleased to announce and welcom Dolli Neikirk as its new Director.  Dolli brings with her 18 years of experience in the hospitality and tourism industry, over 15 years of experience in marketing, public relations, and event planning, as well as four years of development and fund-raising experience.  Most recently Dolli was Director of Sales for Fairfield Inn West by Marriott in Evansville, Indiana.  She previously served as Executive Director at the Evansville Convention and Visitors Bureau, and has served on the board of civic organizations such as Evansville’s Center City Corp. (now Evansville GAGE), Downtown Evansville Master Plan Steering Committee, Evansville Freedom Festival, and Veterans Soccer Tournament Director to name a few.  She is a Certified Destination Management Executive through the Destination Marketing Association International.

Dolli says, “I am excited to be a part of Downtown Princeton, Inc. and the great things happening in Princeton’s city center.  I look forward to continuing and building on the great work of DPI’s board of directors and volunteers.”

“We are so pleased to welcome Dolli as our new director,” Kelly Dillon, President of Downtown Princeton Inc. said. “She brings with her years of experience and a level of expertise that will certainly benefit our organization and our downtown community. We look forward to an exciting future for DPI.” 

                   Downtown Princeton Inc. is granted Indiana Main Street Designation
                                                                        June 6, 2013

Indianapolis –Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann announced that Downtown Princeton Inc. will join more than 100 other Indiana Main Street (IMS) Communities dedicated to the revitalization of their downtown areas.  "I am pleased to welcome Downtown Princeton, Inc. to the Indiana Main Street Program," said Lt. Governor Ellspermann. "Viable downtowns are crucial to the economic health of our state. By joining Indiana Main Street, Princeton has taken an important step to developing a thriving downtown." 

IMS was established to provide economic revitalization and professional assistance to participating communities. The program encourages the revitalization and restoration of downtown areas in Indiana cities and towns. As the traditional heart and hub of government, commerce, justice and social interaction, the downtown business district portrays a city's overall image. 

"A little over a year ago we started the process of organizing our group of volunteers and applying to become a Main Street Community," said Kelly Dillon, President of Downtown Princeton Inc. "We were also able to host our first event and look forward to presenting additional events to promote our downtown this year. Receiving this designation as an Indiana Main Street Community provides our group with support and structure to continue the mission of Downtown Princeton Inc."  

Princeton’s mayor, Robert Hurst, added "I’m really proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish over the last couple of years where our downtown is concerned.  We’ve had a great team of individuals working very hard to get us to this point.  Being designated an Indiana Main Street Community was a component in our successful Stellar grant application, so it’s really gratifying to see that we have made that happen.  I believe it will be a tremendous asset to the city as we continue our efforts to improve our downtown area."

"We look forward to continuing to work alongside the residents of the City of Princeton. By forming Downtown Princeton Inc. the community is showing they understand the importance of a thriving downtown," said Shae Kmicikewycz, Program Manager for Indiana Main Street.

The IMS is administered by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA).
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