Our Partners

Floyd County Redevelopment Commission and Floyd County Board of Commissioners are extremely excited to announce our community partners. Indiana University Southeast and The Root play a vital collaborative effort in the development of the WhistleStop Entrepreneurial Complex.

IU Southeast

Indiana University Southeast is a premier university in our region. As a community partner with Novaparke Innovation and Technology Campus, IU Southeast has agreed to provide faculty and staff services to assist local entrepreneurs in their efforts to develop and grow. Through its award-winning School of Business, the university will have a presence on campus and will provide one-on-one sessions with local entrepreneurs, business seminars and training sessions. Additionally, the faculty will be available through our business accelerator program to assist selected firms in the development and growth of their business.

The campus will also house wet and dry laboratory space which will be available to IU Southeast Natural Science Department faculty, staff and the public. We anticipate additional opportunities and partnerships with various IU Southeast department’s as Novaparke develops and grows.

The Root

Novaparke partners with The Root to manage office and co-working spaces.

The Whistlestop (Building 1) at Novaparke offers four private offices as well as a co-working space, while the Conference Center (Building 2) offers two large co-working spaces and event space. (Additional spaces may become available as buildings are developed.)

These spaces will be managed by The Root, a co-working space located at 110 East Market in the heart of downtown New Albany designed to be a hub of new ideas and innovation, business and creative activity, and resources for business to flourish.

Solo entrepreneurs and others looking for a work space will be able to work with The Root to rent a private office or become a member and enjoy the advantages of flexible shared work spaces. The Root will extend its benefits to users at either location, meaning that someone who primarily uses the co-working space in New Albany will also have access to the new spaces at Novaparke in Edwardsville, and vice versa.

Those interested can contact The Root now to take a tour, reserve space or begin a membership at TheRootWorkspace@gmail.com or (812) 725-3724.

The Redevelopment Commission is continually reaching and discussing with community organizations opportunities to be part of the Novaparke experience. If you are, or know of, a potential group that may be interested in a collaborative environment and promoting entrepreneurism, please reach out to us.

“It’s a wonderful place to work, create and connect. It blends an amazing greenspace and a planned adjacent regional park with miles of walking trails with the technology and amenities you need to be productive and stay connected. We couldn’t be more excited to be part of this amazing space.”
Brigid Morrissey
The Root