Duke Energy Marketing Grant Helping Attract New Businesses

Plainfield, IN – A $15,000 Duke Energy Foundation grant will fund tools for the Hancock County Economic Development Council to market the county to new businesses.

The grant will help launch a new website to attract businesses to Hancock County and help existing ones grow. Funds will support new website content, mapping, analytics and integration with mobile devices and social media.

“With support like this, we can better reach and attract businesses that might one day call Hancock County home,” said Skip Kuker, executive director of the Hancock Economic Development Council. “We can also use the site to help our existing businesses and tell our county’s story. Duke Energy has been a longtime partner in bring jobs and investment to the state.”

“We have a large stake in Indiana, and economic development is both a business principle and a passion for us,” said Cathy Wenning, Duke Energy’s community relations manager. “Strong, vibrant communities do not happen by accident. They are the result of hard work and key partnerships such as this.”

The Hancock County Economic Development Council is a non-profit organization working with new and existing businesses to improve potential wage and job opportunities in all Hancock County communities.

Duke Energy Indiana’s operations provide about 7,500 megawatts of owned electric capacity to approximately 800,000 customers in a 23,000-square-mile service area, making it the state’s largest electric supplier. More information about the company is available at: www.duke-energy.com