State accepting applications for legacy business awards

The state is accepting nominations for the Governor’s Century and Half Century Business awards, which honor Hoosier businesses that have remained in operation for at least 100 or 50 years, respectively, and have demonstrated a commitment to serving the community.

To qualify, the business must:

-Have had continuous operations in Indiana for 100 or 50 years by Dec. 31, 2023.

-Have participated in the same line of work for the duration of its operations. If different, an explanation of the evolution into the current business must be provided on the nomination form.

-Have had its base in Indiana since it was founded.

-Recognize, acknowledge and agree it is in full compliance with the Indiana secretary of state.

-Not have previously received a Century or Half Century award from the state of Indiana. Previous Half Century award recipients may qualify for a Century award.

Eligible companies are encouraged to complete the online application by April 12. Visit the Indiana Economic Development Corp. website,, for details.