BEDFORD, Ind. (June 6, 2017) – Radius Indiana and a representative from the Indiana Economic Development Corporation traveled to Cleveland last week to meet with site selectors and share the advantages of doing business in the Radius region. The organization is continuing its successful outreach program that began last year.
This is the third visit in a series of about 10 economic development trips that Radius has planned for 2017, and the second trip for Radius to Cleveland. 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.
IEDC Regional Director Trevor Lane joined Radius Indiana President and CEO Jeff Quyle on the visit to meet with several site selectors who work with a variety of clients, including many that are part of the food manufacturing industry. The site selectors report a good deal of projects coming through the pipeline, but caution that many companies are being cautious as they await possible changes in federal tax regulation and other business operating factors.
Quyle and Lane learned that while the site selectors had familiarity with Southern Indiana, many did not know the Radius Indiana region specifically. The pair took the opportunity to discuss the region’s competitive advantages including the I-69 corridor, Naval Support Activity Crane and New Market Tax Credit eligibility. They also explained the area’s pro-manufacturing culture with an emphasis on advanced manufacturing in counties like Dubois.
“The opportunity to share all our region has to offer has a positive impact on our economic development efforts. The site selectors were interested to learn about the skilled workforce at Crane and the region’s high concentration of STEM professionals. We were also able to put the region in context for them and highlight its proximity to other regional cities and just how connected we are with our interstate system,” said Quyle.
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.
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.