• December 18, 2023
  • BY Radius Indiana
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Radius Indiana opens registration for Elected Officials Economic Development Webinar Series

BEDFORD, Ind. (Dec. 18, 2023) — Radius Indiana announced earlier this week that registration is now open for its economic development webinar series for elected officials. 

Hosted by Radius Indiana, the Elected Officials Economic Development Webinar Series is a virtual, free, region-wide economic development course for elected officials, both newly-elected and incumbents. Radius created this four-week seminar, which will specifically target the policy and educational needs of elected officials, as an extension of Radius’s Economic Development for Community Leadership Program. 

The weekly series is intended to strengthen leadership and collaboration in area counties, cities and towns, and aligns with Radius Indiana’s strategic focus to serve as an educational leader for economic development. “Local elected officials can be extremely valuable partners in local economic development once they understand the policies and programs they can use to make their communities’ local economies stronger,” said Radius Indiana President and CEO Jeff Quyle. 

The sessions include economic development experts, marketing consultants, and legal advisors. Speakers and sessions include:

  • January 10 | Use of Economic Development Incentives with Matt Eckerle, Baker Tilly;
  • January 17 | Site Development and Utility Partners in Economic Development with Chelsey Manns, Manns Consulting;
  • January 24 | Excelling at Existing Business Retention & Expansion and The Art of Business Attraction, with Jason Hester, Greater Columbus Economic Development Corporation and Jim Plump, Jackson County Industrial Development Corporation;
  • January 31 | Focusing on Quality of Place, Tourism and Talent Attraction with Blaine Parker, Kristal Painter and Jeff Quyle.

“We are excited to continue our economic development course and believe that the virtual format encourages participation from all corners of the region,” explained Quyle. “Being a leader in education is a big part of who Radius is an organization, and we are grateful to our speakers who will continue to build the skills and knowledge of our local elected officials.”

This event is sponsored by Duke Energy, Indiana Municipal Power Agency, and Hoosier Energy.

Click here to register for the course, or visit www.radiusindiana.com.


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.