• November 10, 2020
  • BY Radius Indiana
  • News

Radius Indiana Opens Registration for Elected Officials Economic Development Webinar Series

BEDFORD, Ind. (Nov. 10, 2020) — Radius Indiana announced earlier this week that registration is now open for its first-ever economic development webinar series for elected officials. 

Hosted by Radius Indiana, the Elected Officials Economic Development Webinar Series is a free, region-wide economic development course for elected officials, both newly-elected and incumbents. Radius created this five-week seminar, which will specifically target the needs of elected officials, as an extension of its annual Economic Development for Community Leaders 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:

  • November 17 | Business Attraction, Site Development and Utility Partners in Economic Development with Chelsey Manns, Manns Consulting and Jenny Hartley, Indiana Municipal Power Agency;
  • November 24 | Business Retention & Expansion with Jason Hester, Greater Columbus Economic Development Corporation and Jim Plump, Jackson County Industrial Development Corporation;
  • December 1 | Incentives with Matt Eckerle, Umbaugh and Associates;
  • December 8 | Organization Structure and Marketing & Branding Strategic Planning with Wendy Dant Chesser, One Southern Indiana and Jason Hester, Greater Columbus Economic Development Corporation;
  • December 15 | Quality of Place and Entrepreneurship with Shawna Girgis, former Mayor of Bedford, IN and Courtney Zaugg, Plaka and Associates

“We are excited to continue our economic development course, even though it will look different than previous years,” explained Quyle. “Being a leader in education is a big part of who Radius is an organization, and we are grateful to our speakers for joining us in our virtual format.”

Registration information can be found at 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.