BEDFORD, Ind. (May 3, 2019) — Radius Indiana traveled to Dallas and Chicago last week to meet with site selectors and share the advantages of doing business in the Radius region. This was Radius’s first site selector trip to Dallas in several years and the organization is continuing its outreach program efforts that began in 2016.
Radius Indiana President and CEO Jeff Quyle was joined by a representative from the Indiana Economic Development Corporation in Dallas to help the state agency with its outreach and visited consultants working in logistics, real estate incentives and site location work.
“We are always excited for new opportunities to meet with site selectors,” said Quyle. “Taking these trips outside of the Midwest is important as ever to spread education and awareness about our region, and we get to keep up to date with the trends that site selectors are looking for and make sure our region is following that curve.”
Later in the week, Michael Thissen, Executive Director for Crawford County Economic Development Corporation, represented the Radius Region at the Indiana Power Partnership in Chicago. The event was sponsored by the statewide regional power agencies bringing site selectors together with regional economic development organizations to learn more about site selection trends and gather the latest information on corporate strategies in expansion and location.
The two-day event included 32 attendees, with 17 experts in site selection and business location services, as well as The Indiana Economic Development Corporation and representatives from the German American Chamber of Commerce, The Italian Trade Agency, & The Japanese Exchange Trade Organization (JETRO).
“The event had great impact with a terrific concentration of expertise to build meaningful and honest relationships with those who can help us grow as a region,” said Thissen. “It was helpful for us as economic developers to listen and learn the nuances of site selection and to be better prepared in providing the needed critical information when we answer information requests.”
Radius Indiana will continue its outreach program efforts with more site selector trips in 2019, with sessions scheduled in Cleveland and Atlanta.
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.