BEDFORD, Ind. (Feb. 4, 2019) — Radius Indiana economic development leaders took information and insights about their southern Indiana region north for a day as hosts of an educational session in Indianapolis with eight site selectors. The session is the first of 2019 and part of Radius’s continued outreach program to raise awareness about the business strengths and opportunities in the eight-county region.
Radius President Jeff Quyle, other Radius staff members, and six economic development leaders from Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Lawrence, Orange, and Martin counties joined Quyle to discuss the latest news about the regional economy.
“Site selector events such as this are a great opportunity to sit down, network, and learn from others in the industry,” said Bryant Niehoff, the newly appointed Executive Director of Daviess Economic Development Corporation. “These opportunities are invaluable in marketing each of our communities, and I’m looking forward to attending events like this in the future.”
The leaders from southern Indiana gave informative presentations to business advisors to showcase their communities, as well as the demographics and the quality of the workforce that powers the existing businesses in the eight counties.
“Personal relationships are key in this industry, and being able to meet people from the region face-to-face matters as I meet with companies looking for new locations,” Tim Conrad, President of Stimulus Economic Development Advisors said. “It’s great to hear about recent developments that are in the line of interest of clients, like the available shell-spec building in Washington in Daviess County. Learning about different projects at events like this really helps me continue to be successful in my work.”
This is the third annual Indianapolis site selector event and is the latest in a series of regional and national visits Radius Indiana has facilitated on behalf of the eight-county region since starting this program in 2016. The outreach efforts will continue into 2019, with sessions scheduled in Columbus, Chicago, Cleveland and Atlanta.
“Meeting with site selectors continues to be an important part of our outreach program for Radius,” Quyle said. “Being able to showcase our top industries and initiatives that are important to our counties helps spread awareness and educate a larger audience about our region.”
Quyle added, “We were able to provide local information that otherwise flies below the radar, regarding our regional work on site certification and marketing, a new wage and benefits survey, a possible “Quick Start” workforce training program and the work of our Regional Opportunity Initiatives partners.
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 the region to drive attraction, retention and expansion of business, thereby increasing employment and investment opportunities and quality of life within the region.