Radius Indiana Begins 2017 Outreach in Chicago
2/2/2017 12:00:00 AM
BEDFORD, Ind. (Jan. 27, 2017) - A team from Radius Indiana met with site selectors and business advisers in Chicago this month to share the advantages of doing business in the Radius region.
This is the first visit in a series of economic development trips that Radius has planned for 2017, and continues on the successful outreach program the organization began in 2016. Ensuring that decision makers know about the area's offerings is a primary focus for Radius Indiana, the regional partnership representing Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Greene, Lawrence, Martin, Orange, and Washington Counties.
Mayor Joe Wellman of Washington, Ind. and Ron Arnold, executive director of the Daviess County Economic Development Corporation joined Radius Indiana President and CEO Jeff Quyle during the trip. The group met with commercial and industrial realtors, and accounting firms to discuss potential opportunities in the Radius region.
"We are continually working to create as many connections as possible with those on the front lines looking for sites," said Arnold. "Our region is well positioned in terms of infrastructure and available sites to be a top contender for companies looking to expand or relocate in Indiana."
During their visit, the Radius team shared a review of projects that occurred in the region in 2016. Also part of the group's discussions were available sites in the region, incentives for businesses in a variety of industry sectors, and the $42 million Southwest Central Indiana Initiative, and the regional focus on workforce training and development.
"Networking and building relationships with businesses is very important to having successful development in our region," Mayor Wellman said.
Washington recently became the home to M&C Tech, the first Japanese manufacturer to locate a facility in the Radius region.
Radius Indiana will partner with additional Local Economic Development Organizations from the region's respective counties for future visits in Indiana and other states across the country.
ABOUT RADIUS INDIANA: Radius Indiana is a regional economic development partnership representing eight counties in Southern Indiana: Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Greene, Lawrence, Martin, Orange, and Washington. Formed in 2009, Radius Indiana also serves as a point of contact in Indiana for Naval Support Activity Crane and leads regional collaboration by leveraging the diverse assets of the region to drive attraction, retention and expansion of business, thereby increasing employment and investment opportunities and quality of life within the region.