Last Tuesday the Greenfield Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the State of the Community membership luncheon. Retta Livengood, President of Greenfield Area Chamber stated, “We always look forward to the update we receive at our “State of the Community” Membership Luncheon. So many positive things are happening in Hancock County and a lot of that has to do with the group of people who spoke at that luncheon. We learned about economic development in Hancock County from HEDC Director Randy Sorrell; the status of health care from Hancock Health; growth in Hancock County from Council President Bill Bolander; happenings for the City of Greenfield from Mayor Chuck Fewell and plans for 2022 from Chamber Board Chairwoman, Barbara Kauchak.”
Randy Sorrell, HEDC Executive Director, “It was my pleasure to once again participate in the Greenfield Area Chamber’s annual State of the Community panel to talk about all of the great things happening in Hancock County.”
Randy Sorrell, Executive Director, Hancock Economic Development Council, recently completed the two-w
eek Advanced Economic Development Leadership executive education program and was awarded the Master Economic Development Practitioner (MEDP) certificate. He has been in economic development for 3 years.
Participant stated, “The Advanced Economic Development Leadership program was one of the best training programs I have participated in. It truly is focused on developing one’s leadership skills and having the opportunity to rub shoulders with economic development professionals from across the country was an added plus. I would highly recommend this program to anyone in this field who wants to grow their leadership abilities.”
AEDL is a collaboration of four universities – Clemson University, The University of Southern Mississippi, Texas Christian University, and the University of New Mexico. These four universities are committed to excellence in economic development and advancing the knowledge, skills, and application of key job creation strategies in America’s cities, communities, and counties.
AEDL is an immersive and challenging program. The experiential curriculum enhances key skills necessary for leading successful community and economic development strategies. Led by experienced world-class faculty, program topics include communications; navigating today’s media world; marketing and branding; relevance and value proposition after COVID; personal and professional leadership; urban and rural areas; site selection and recruiting.
The Advanced Economic Development Leadership course accepts mid and senior-level practitioners from across the U.S.
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HEDC 2019 Officers April Fisher, Secretary; Michael Fruth, President; Randy Sorrell, Executive Director; Michael Earlywine, Vice President; Jeffrey Somers, Treasurer
Hancock Economic Development Council held its annual meeting on January 16, 2019 at Adaggio’s with approximately 90 people in attendance.
The event was sponsored by HEDC’s newest Board of Director member Garmong Construction Services.
The keynote speaker was Katie Culp, President of KSM Location Advisors, part of the Katz, Sapper & Miller Network. Katie has secured nearly to $600 million in economic incentives for 16,000,000 square feet of office and industrial space, and has worked with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small, privately-owned firms. Continue reading…
(CARMEL, IN) – The Indiana Municipal Power Agency (IMPA) is pleased to announce a new Economic Development Incentive for existing and prospective customers. Provided that the customer meets a certain criteria, the program can save companies a percentage off of their electric bill for a 5 year period.
“IMPA is continually looking for opportunities to assist our Members, with their economic development efforts,” said Raj Rao, IMPA’s President and CEO. “Electric costs can be a determining factor for companies while they’re selecting where to improve existing facilities and where to establish new operations. With our competitive rates, hopefully, this new incentive will give our member communities an advantage when marketing their communities
for prospective economic development projects.”
Governor Eric J. Holcomb and Greenfield Mayor Chuck Fewell will join executives from BeijingWest Industries, Co. Ltd. (BWI) on Wednesday, June 28 at 2:30 p.m. to break ground on the company’s new manufacturing facility in Greenfield – the China-based company’s first manufacturing site in the U.S.