Jeff Quyle, Radius Indiana CEO, Hoosier-Times file photo
Jeff Quyle, Radius Indiana CEO, Hoosier-Times file photo
BEDFORD — Radius Indiana will hold its fourth annual economic development conference for community leaders April 14-16, 2020 at the French Lick Resort.

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, strategic planning, business retention and attraction, workforce, marketing, business finance and incentives, and community development.

“Community leaders in Indiana continue to want to hear about practical ways to support their local economies,” said Radius Indiana President and CEO Jeff Quyle. “Our course really begins to explain how to be effective in the Indiana system of economic development.”

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.

“Last year’s economic development course really opened my eyes regarding how many municipal decisions and policies, regardless of how seemingly insignificant, impact the municipality’s economic development,” said Marvin Abshire, Greene County Attorney.

Some scholarships will be available from local partners in the program. 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. Registration for the course will be $450 for Radius region officials and $500 for other local officials, covering the cost of all classes, materials and meals.

Registration for the Radius Indiana Economic Development for Community Leadership Program will open January 6, 2020. Registration information will be available on the Radius Indiana website.

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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