The Indiana Economic Development Association defines economic development as the facilitation of investment that leads to long-term community prosperity.


Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, August 22, 2018
    • Friday, August 24, 2018
    • The Alexander Hotel, 333 S Delaware St, Indianapolis, IN 46204



    The Alexander, 333 S Delaware St • Indianapolis, IN
    To reserve a room at the Alexander please click here.
    Room Rate: $179



    5:00 pm Opening Reception, Plat 99 (Lobby of the Alexander)


    8:15 am Registration and Breakfast
    9:00 am  Opening Comments from IEDA
    9:15 am Technology Break
    9:20 am Food Processing Attraction -- How Both Rural Areas and Larger Regions Can Win Projects
    Scott Kupperman and Amy Gerber
    10:00 am  Networking Break
    10:30 am  Opportunity to Collaborate
    Elaine Bedel, Indiana Economic Development Corporation
    11:15am  Technology Break
    11:20 am Successful RFP Preparation -- Strengthen Your Response
    Amy Gerber {Moderator}, Alex Bratsafolis, Jason Hamman and Jonathan Sangster
    12:00 pm Lunch
    Enjoy a relaxing/networking lunch with site consultants and colleagues.
    1:15 pm  Case Study -- What Makes a Deal Work
    Brian Corde {Moderator} Scott Kupperman and Jonathan Sangster
    1:55 pm Technology Break
    2:00 pm Indiana's Incentives -- What is the State's Value Proposition, How Can it Improve and What New Ideas Local EDOs Can Offer
    Brad Migdal {Moderator} Kathy Mussio, Chris Schwinden, and Carter Wood
    2:40 pm Networking Break
    3:00 pm The Indiana Industrial Marketplace Overview
    Brad Migdal and Brian Corde
    3:40 pm Technology Break
    3:45 pm End of Day Q&A
    Moderator: Dennis Shea, Publisher & President, Area Development Magazine
    4:15 pm Refresh Break
    Check your email or network with colleagues
    5:00 pm Reception
    7:00 pm  Sponsorship Dinner with Consultants
    (Exclusive dinner for event sponsors - invite only)


    8:00 am  Breakfast
    9:00 am  Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb
    9:05 am Workforce Demand: How to Leverage Results with Incentive Offerings
    Kathy Mussio {Moderator} Alex Bratasfolis, Chris Schwinden and Carter Wood
    9:45 am  Networking Break
    10:00 am Corporate Panel: Food Processing & Agri Business in Indiana
    Beth Bechdol, AgriNovus Indiana
    Travis Moore, Blue Buffalo
    Chuck McQuaig, Prairie Farms
    Jim Herr, Beck's Hybrids
    11:05 am Closing Q & A with Consultants
    Moderator: Dennis Shea, Publisher & President, Area Development Magazine
    11:35 am  Closing Remarks
    11:45 am Adjourn

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    • Monday, August 27, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (CDT)
    • Northwest Indiana Forum, 6100 Southport Rd, Portage, IN 46368

    Access to talent is at the forefront of challenges business leaders across the world are working to address amidst a strong economy, tight labor market, aging workforce and environment where the future of work is changing more rapidly than ever before. Developing talent pipelines requires quicker, faster, more agile engagement between education and businesses so students develop awareness of and skills needed for job opportunities and so business has access to the workforce needed.

    This 90-minute, hands-on workshop, will feature on overview of trends and concepts from Blair Milo, Secretary of Career Connections and Talent, and an opportunity to develop tailored solutions with a member of the leadership team from the newly established state-based Office of Work-Based Learning and Apprenticeship. Business leaders and local and regional economic developers will be connected with tools and resources to address talent development, engagement and attraction. Additionally, the team will invite feedback on how to further develop and refine collaboration to meet talent challenges and opportunities.

    • Thursday, December 13, 2018
    • Friday, December 14, 2018
    • The Alexander Hotel, 333 S Delaware St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

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