BEDFORD, Ind. (Jan. 28, 2020) – Radius Indiana announced today that registration is now open for its fourth annual regional economic development conference for community leaders coming to the French Lick Resort April 14-16, 2020.
Attendees at the two-and-a-half day Radius Indiana Economic Development for Community Leadership Program will participate in educational sessions on relevant topics. Confirmed speakers and subjects for the course will include:
- Jim Plump, Jackson County Industrial Development Corporation, Introduction to Economic Development;
- Michael Wilcox, Purdue Center for Regional Development, Quality of Place;
- Matt Rueff, Thomas P. Miller & Associates, Local Housing Support;
- Wendy Dant Chesser, One Southern Indiana, Strategic Planning;
- Julie Miller, JLL, Site Selectors in the Economic Development Process;
- Chelsey Manns, Manns Consulting, Real Estate Development;
- Matt Eckerle, Baker-Tilly, Business Finance and Incentives;
- Steve Bryant, Indiana Small Business Development Center, Support for Entrepreneurship and Small Business
“Holding this course in the heart of our region has opened the door for more people to attend and learn the principles that build successful long-term economic development strategies,” said Radius Indiana President and CEO Jeff Quyle. “After the success of our first elected official’s course, which was a short version of our upcoming course, I am looking forward to seeing the continued growth as we keep working on regional education and training.”
Speakers from state agencies, site selection companies, secondary education institutions, and financial firms will share best practices and offer perspectives on local and regional economic strategies. Topics are focused on the day-to-day functions of economic development and are designed to help leaders keep the needs of economic development at the forefront of their efforts as they return to their daily responsibilities.
Radius also plans to make several scholarships available from its own office as well as area utilities and banks. Local Economic Development Organizations and those interested in attending are encouraged to contact the Radius Indiana office to learn more about scholarship opportunities in their area.
Registration for the Radius Indiana Economic Development for Community Leadership Program is now available at www.Radiusindiana.com or by calling 812-277-9778. Registration for leaders in the Radius eight-county region is $425, and $475 for those who live outside the region. The registration page has a link to book a hotel room at the French Lick Resort for the conference days.
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.