Caroline Brinster Awarded Eighth Dubois County Relocation Impact Grant

The grant incentivizes out-of-state workers to move to Dubois County. 

MAY 6, 2022 – JASPER, IN – Caroline Brinster has been awarded the eighth Dubois County Relocation Impact Grant. 

Dubois Strong, in partnership with The Dubois County Community Foundation and Radius Indiana, awards the $5,000 grants to out-of-state workers choosing to move to Dubois County. Recipients must commit to staying for at least two years. The grant is part of the Make My Move/Choose Southern Indiana initiative with TMap to incentivize out-of-state workers to move to Dubois County. 

Caroline and her partner, Andy Smith, are relocating to Jasper from Portland, Oregon with their dog, Cooper. Andy is a Dubois County native and the couple is looking forward to being close to his family. Caroline’s favorite thing about Dubois County is the small-town sense of community. 

Caroline will be working as an attorney for Dentons Bingham Greenebaum in Jasper and Andy will be working as a Project Manager for Jasper Lumber. 

This grant opportunity provides assistance to Andy and Caroline in establishing their new life in Dubois County. 

Additional Dubois County Relocation Impact Grants are available. For more information, please contact Dubois Strong via email at or by phone at 812.482.9650.

{Pictured (L-R): Caroline Brinster, Grant Recipient and Ed Cole, President of Dubois Strong}

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Dubois Strong is Dubois County, Indiana’s collaborative, public-private partnership that maximizes community resources and assets to foster economic growth. Dubois Strong works to grow new businesses and expand existing ones with marketing, networking, training seminars, access to capital, site selection assistance and intellectual properties. The Dubois Strong philosophy is to make a business startup, an expansion or a relocation as easy and as user friendly as possible. Dubois Strong is the county’s economic development source for innovative entrepreneurs and thriving businesses. 

Samantha Knies Gray