• March 13, 2018
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Radius Indiana Reaches Out To Columbus

BEDFORD, Ind. (Feb. 23, 2018) — Radius Indiana and South Central Indiana Economic
Development partnered to promote their respective Indiana regions as co-hosts of
an event for site selectors from Columbus, Ohio business advisory firms last week.

This is the second joint-regional event for Radius and SCIED, and builds off the
success of the organizations’ co-hosted site selector luncheon held in Louisville
in 2017.

The session is part of Radius Indiana’s 2018 outreach program to raise awareness
about the business strengths and opportunities in the region. This program continues
to grow after launching in 2016 and marks the first outreach trip of the new year.

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation joined Radius and SCIED on the trip
to help showcase the benefits of doing business in the state and the regions, as
well as available sites, demographics and the quality of the workforce that powers
existing businesses.

“The trip to Columbus was a great opportunity to talk to industry consultants about
our communities,” said Shance Sizemore, CEO of the Bedford Chamber and Lawrence
County Economic Growth Council. “Additionally, having the opportunity to have in-depth
conversations about industry trends allows our region to get outside perspective
on our respective communities.”

Radius Indiana President and CEO Jeff Quyle highlighted the Radius region’s assets,
its logistical advantages, interstate connectivity, and economic activity for the

“Radius’s outreach program has given us great opportunities to raise awareness about
the Radius region since we began, and in 2018 we expect to connect with many more
site selectors,” said Quyle. “By partnering with SCIED we are able to reduce costs
while boosting the exposure for both of our neighboring regions. On this trip, we
were able to meet with officials from a major corporation with operations in Indiana
and share the benefits of the region–this keeps us top of mind for expansions and
new operations.”

Radius Indiana will partner with the IEDC and Local Economic Development Organizations
from the region’s respective counties for future visits in Indiana and other states
across the country. 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.


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.