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Radius Indiana’s Economic Development Course Returns in 2018

BEDFORD, Ind. (Dec. 7, 2017) – Radius Indiana announced today that registration is now open for its second annual regional economic development conference for community leaders coming to the French Lick Resort March 27-29, 2018.

Attendees at the two-and-a-half day Radius Indiana Economic Development for Community Leadership Program will participate in educational sessions on relevant topics such as real estate development, business attraction, workforce, marketing, business finance and incentives, and entrepreneurship.

“We are excited to again host this course for leaders in our region; the response to the inaugural session was overwhelmingly positive and we look forward to building on the success of the program,” said Radius Indiana President and CEO Jeff Quyle. “This comprehensive, affordable course helps community leaders gain relevant economic development knowledge and important skills they can take back to their cities and counties.”

Speakers from state agencies, site selection companies, secondary education institutions and financial firms will share best practices and offer perspectives on local and regional economic strategies. Topics are focused on the day-to-day functions of economic development, and are designed to help leaders keep the needs of economic development at the forefront of their efforts as they return to their daily responsibilities.

President of the Perry County Development Corporation, Lee Chestnut, who was among the 2017 attendees, added, “The economic development course at French Lick gave tremendous insight into how local leaders can make an impact in their communities. I would encourage those interested in learning more about topics like strategic planning, tax abatement and marketing for available sites to attend next year’s session.”

Registration for the Radius Indiana Economic Development for Community Leadership Program is now available through the Radius website, www.radiusindiana.com, or by calling 812-277-9778. Registration for leaders in the Radius eight-county region is $450, and $500 for those who live outside the region.

Radius also plans to make several scholarships available from its own office as well as area utilities and banks. Local Economic Development Organizations and those interested in attending are encouraged to contact the Radius Indiana office to learn more about scholarship opportunities in their area.

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.

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