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Radius Indiana's Regional Economic Development Course Returns Next Spring

6/20/2017 12:00:00 AM

BEDFORD, Ind. (JUNE 20, 2017) - Radius Indiana announced today that its regional economic development course, Economic Development for Community Leadership Program, will return for a second run March 27-29, 2018 at the French Lick Resort. 
 
The inaugural economic development course held earlier this year was attended by more than 40 people representing 14 Indiana counties who gathered to learn from national and regional speakers teaching educational sessions on topics such as real estate development, business attraction, workforce, marketing, business finance and incentives, and entrepreneurship.
 
The Radius Indiana Economic Development for Community Leadership Program is the first course of its kind to be offered in the area. The course's registrants included mayors, council members, county commissioners, chamber of commerce leaders, tourism directors, economic development professionals and congressional staffers.
 
"Based on the high level of interest and the immediate positive feedback from our first session, we've already started planning for next year," Radius Indiana President and CEO Jeff Quyle said. "This year's attendees and speakers exceeded my expectations and I look forward to offering the program to more leaders in the region in 2018." 
 
Radius Indiana's vision is to help communities grow strong, working groups of local leaders versed in economic development who can affect policies and strategies for intentional business growth and skills-driven workforce development.
 
Executive Director of the Jasper Chamber of Commerce and Jasper City Council member Nancy Eckerle, who was among this year's attendees, added, " This course was quite comprehensive regarding economic development. I also enjoyed getting to know many of the ED and community folks that attended. It was great to hear what other communities are doing - and how they are accomplishing growth and development. Radius did a great job of choosing speakers, consultants and examples for the area communities to learn ways to network and connect on these important topics and issues."
 
Formal registration will open up later this year, but Radius anticipates that the course will fill up quickly and encourages those interested in being added to next year's roster to contact the Radius Indiana office at 812-277-9778.
 
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 Southwest Central Indiana to drive attraction, retention and expansion of business, thereby increasing employment and investment opportunities and quality of life within the region.
 
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