HANCOCK COUNTY – The Hancock Economic Development Council welcomes Mitchell Kirk as its Communications Director.
Kirk starts in the position after over 10 years as a newspaper journalist – the last four of which he spent at the Greenfield Daily Reporter, where he covered economic development, business and government.
During his time at the Daily Reporter, Kirk wrote about the development surge in Mt. Comfort and surrounding western Hancock County; the towns of Fortville, McCordsville and Cumberland; as well as Greenfield and Hancock County planning and government.
At HEDC, Kirk will be responsible for communications including news releases; content for the web, social media and publications; and serving in a community engagement role.
“I have been fond of Hancock County ever since I moved to Greenfield and was warmly welcomed into the community,” Kirk said. “My work as a reporter has led me to become fascinated by the way government and business intersect. I am very much looking forward to telling HEDC’s story.”
Before arriving in Greenfield, Kirk was a reporter at the Pharos-Tribune in Logansport, Indiana for six years. He grew up in Michigan and North Dakota, and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from St. John’s University in Queens, New York. He has won several awards from the Hoosier State Press Association throughout his career.
As Hancock County continues to grow, so too do the needs of its economic development organization. Kirk’s appointment marks the continuation of HEDC’s growing staff, following the addition of Project Assistant Cailee Brewer in 2021 and Business Development Director Andrew Carty last year.
“We at HEDC are so busy doing the work or our organization, we have no time to tell our story,” said Randy Sorrell, HEDC Executive Director. “We need someone to get our story out to the public and we couldn’t think of anyone better than Mitchell. He’s a known quantity in our community and everyone comments on what a great writer he is. We’re really pleased to have him become a part of our team here.”
Visit hancockedc.com for more information on the Hancock Economic Development Council.