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

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Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, October 24, 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Vincennes University ICAT Building, Room 142 1002 N. First Street, Vincennes, IN
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    Capturing Opportunity Through Value-Added Agriculture

    About a year ago, the IEDA Rural Economic Development Affinity Group (REDAG) challenged us to come up with a viable economic development model for Indiana’s rural communities. We’re now ready to launch the initiative: Indiana’s Rural Economic Development Model – Capturing Opportunity through Value-Added Agriculture.

    IEDA has been actively engaged in a partnership with the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA), the Purdue Center for Regional Development (PCRD), the Indiana Farm Bureau, the Indiana Corn Marketing Council/Indiana Soybean Alliance, the Indiana Office of Rural and Community Affairs (OCRA), the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) and the AgriBusiness Institute.

    Here are some of the components of the Rural Economic Development Model that we’ve been working on:

    Ag Asset Mapping – ISDA and PCRD are working to produce county-level maps that will show relative ag production for specific products, such as cattle, ducks, chickens, turkeys, sweet corn, soybeans, mint, watermelons, tomatoes, and many, many others. These maps will be produced twice a year with current data from ISDA and IDEM. This will enable counties and regions to identify opportunities to attract processing operations that leverage ag assets. Different from the ag census data from the federal government, the data in these maps will be current within a six month time period.

    Supply Chain Opportunities – PCRD has been working to identify industry clusters related to agriculture in many Indiana regions, and target opportunities within the corresponding supply chains. PCRD has been helping to identify ‘leakages’ in the ag supply chains: products and processes that are purchased outside of Indiana that could be relocated to the state.

    Policy and Land Use – Indiana Farm Bureau, Indiana Corn Marketing Council, and the Indiana Soybean Alliance have been working to develop resources such as model ag policies for counties, land use recommendations, and timelines for counties that are pursuing ag strategies and how they can phase-in polices for optimal adoption.

    Food Processing Sites – Food processing sites may differ from traditional industrial sites in critical ways such as water quantity and quality, waste water processing capacity, infrastructure type and capacity, etc. OCRA developed standards for certified sites a couple of years ago and is working to provide direction about how rural communities can keep the door open for food processing by making their sites suitable for a wide range of uses, including food processing.


    • Thursday, October 26, 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Boone County 4H Fairgrounds, Extension Building, 1300 100 South, Lebanon, IN
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    Capturing Opportunity Through Value-Added Agriculture

    About a year ago, the IEDA Rural Economic Development Affinity Group (REDAG) challenged us to come up with a viable economic development model for Indiana’s rural communities. We’re now ready to launch the initiative: Indiana’s Rural Economic Development Model – Capturing Opportunity through Value-Added Agriculture.

    IEDA has been actively engaged in a partnership with the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA), the Purdue Center for Regional Development (PCRD), the Indiana Farm Bureau, the Indiana Corn Marketing Council/Indiana Soybean Alliance, the Indiana Office of Rural and Community Affairs (OCRA), the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) and the AgriBusiness Institute.

    Here are some of the components of the Rural Economic Development Model that we’ve been working on:

    Ag Asset Mapping – ISDA and PCRD are working to produce county-level maps that will show relative ag production for specific products, such as cattle, ducks, chickens, turkeys, sweet corn, soybeans, mint, watermelons, tomatoes, and many, many others. These maps will be produced twice a year with current data from ISDA and IDEM. This will enable counties and regions to identify opportunities to attract processing operations that leverage ag assets. Different from the ag census data from the federal government, the data in these maps will be current within a six month time period.

    Supply Chain Opportunities – PCRD has been working to identify industry clusters related to agriculture in many Indiana regions, and target opportunities within the corresponding supply chains. PCRD has been helping to identify ‘leakages’ in the ag supply chains: products and processes that are purchased outside of Indiana that could be relocated to the state.

    Policy and Land Use – Indiana Farm Bureau, Indiana Corn Marketing Council, and the Indiana Soybean Alliance have been working to develop resources such as model ag policies for counties, land use recommendations, and timelines for counties that are pursuing ag strategies and how they can phase-in polices for optimal adoption.

    Food Processing Sites – Food processing sites may differ from traditional industrial sites in critical ways such as water quantity and quality, waste water processing capacity, infrastructure type and capacity, etc. OCRA developed standards for certified sites a couple of years ago and is working to provide direction about how rural communities can keep the door open for food processing by making their sites suitable for a wide range of uses, including food processing.


    • Monday, October 30, 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (CDT)
    • Northwest Indiana Forum, 6100 Southport Road, Portage, IN 46368
    Register

    Capturing Opportunity Through Value-Added Agriculture

    About a year ago, the IEDA Rural Economic Development Affinity Group (REDAG) challenged us to come up with a viable economic development model for Indiana’s rural communities. We’re now ready to launch the initiative: Indiana’s Rural Economic Development Model – Capturing Opportunity through Value-Added Agriculture.

    IEDA has been actively engaged in a partnership with the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA), the Purdue Center for Regional Development (PCRD), the Indiana Farm Bureau, the Indiana Corn Marketing Council/Indiana Soybean Alliance, the Indiana Office of Rural and Community Affairs (OCRA), the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) and the AgriBusiness Institute.

    Here are some of the components of the Rural Economic Development Model that we’ve been working on:

    Ag Asset Mapping – ISDA and PCRD are working to produce county-level maps that will show relative ag production for specific products, such as cattle, ducks, chickens, turkeys, sweet corn, soybeans, mint, watermelons, tomatoes, and many, many others. These maps will be produced twice a year with current data from ISDA and IDEM. This will enable counties and regions to identify opportunities to attract processing operations that leverage ag assets. Different from the ag census data from the federal government, the data in these maps will be current within a six month time period.

    Supply Chain Opportunities – PCRD has been working to identify industry clusters related to agriculture in many Indiana regions, and target opportunities within the corresponding supply chains. PCRD has been helping to identify ‘leakages’ in the ag supply chains: products and processes that are purchased outside of Indiana that could be relocated to the state.

    Policy and Land Use – Indiana Farm Bureau, Indiana Corn Marketing Council, and the Indiana Soybean Alliance have been working to develop resources such as model ag policies for counties, land use recommendations, and timelines for counties that are pursuing ag strategies and how they can phase-in polices for optimal adoption.

    Food Processing Sites – Food processing sites may differ from traditional industrial sites in critical ways such as water quantity and quality, waste water processing capacity, infrastructure type and capacity, etc. OCRA developed standards for certified sites a couple of years ago and is working to provide direction about how rural communities can keep the door open for food processing by making their sites suitable for a wide range of uses, including food processing.


    • Tuesday, October 31, 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Mid-American Science Park, 821 S Lake Road South, Scottsburg, IN 47170
    Register

    Capturing Opportunity Through Value-Added Agriculture

    About a year ago, the IEDA Rural Economic Development Affinity Group (REDAG) challenged us to come up with a viable economic development model for Indiana’s rural communities. We’re now ready to launch the initiative: Indiana’s Rural Economic Development Model – Capturing Opportunity through Value-Added Agriculture.

    IEDA has been actively engaged in a partnership with the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA), the Purdue Center for Regional Development (PCRD), the Indiana Farm Bureau, the Indiana Corn Marketing Council/Indiana Soybean Alliance, the Indiana Office of Rural and Community Affairs (OCRA), the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) and the AgriBusiness Institute.

    Here are some of the components of the Rural Economic Development Model that we’ve been working on:

    Ag Asset Mapping – ISDA and PCRD are working to produce county-level maps that will show relative ag production for specific products, such as cattle, ducks, chickens, turkeys, sweet corn, soybeans, mint, watermelons, tomatoes, and many, many others. These maps will be produced twice a year with current data from ISDA and IDEM. This will enable counties and regions to identify opportunities to attract processing operations that leverage ag assets. Different from the ag census data from the federal government, the data in these maps will be current within a six month time period.

    Supply Chain Opportunities – PCRD has been working to identify industry clusters related to agriculture in many Indiana regions, and target opportunities within the corresponding supply chains. PCRD has been helping to identify ‘leakages’ in the ag supply chains: products and processes that are purchased outside of Indiana that could be relocated to the state.

    Policy and Land Use – Indiana Farm Bureau, Indiana Corn Marketing Council, and the Indiana Soybean Alliance have been working to develop resources such as model ag policies for counties, land use recommendations, and timelines for counties that are pursuing ag strategies and how they can phase-in polices for optimal adoption.

    Food Processing Sites – Food processing sites may differ from traditional industrial sites in critical ways such as water quantity and quality, waste water processing capacity, infrastructure type and capacity, etc. OCRA developed standards for certified sites a couple of years ago and is working to provide direction about how rural communities can keep the door open for food processing by making their sites suitable for a wide range of uses, including food processing.


    • Thursday, November 02, 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Huntington University, Habecker Dining Commons, 502 Lake Street, Huntington IN
    Register

    Capturing Opportunity Through Value-Added Agriculture

    About a year ago, the IEDA Rural Economic Development Affinity Group (REDAG) challenged us to come up with a viable economic development model for Indiana’s rural communities. We’re now ready to launch the initiative: Indiana’s Rural Economic Development Model – Capturing Opportunity through Value-Added Agriculture.

    IEDA has been actively engaged in a partnership with the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA), the Purdue Center for Regional Development (PCRD), the Indiana Farm Bureau, the Indiana Corn Marketing Council/Indiana Soybean Alliance, the Indiana Office of Rural and Community Affairs (OCRA), the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) and the AgriBusiness Institute.

    Here are some of the components of the Rural Economic Development Model that we’ve been working on:

    Ag Asset Mapping – ISDA and PCRD are working to produce county-level maps that will show relative ag production for specific products, such as cattle, ducks, chickens, turkeys, sweet corn, soybeans, mint, watermelons, tomatoes, and many, many others. These maps will be produced twice a year with current data from ISDA and IDEM. This will enable counties and regions to identify opportunities to attract processing operations that leverage ag assets. Different from the ag census data from the federal government, the data in these maps will be current within a six month time period.

    Supply Chain Opportunities – PCRD has been working to identify industry clusters related to agriculture in many Indiana regions, and target opportunities within the corresponding supply chains. PCRD has been helping to identify ‘leakages’ in the ag supply chains: products and processes that are purchased outside of Indiana that could be relocated to the state.

    Policy and Land Use – Indiana Farm Bureau, Indiana Corn Marketing Council, and the Indiana Soybean Alliance have been working to develop resources such as model ag policies for counties, land use recommendations, and timelines for counties that are pursuing ag strategies and how they can phase-in polices for optimal adoption.

    Food Processing Sites – Food processing sites may differ from traditional industrial sites in critical ways such as water quantity and quality, waste water processing capacity, infrastructure type and capacity, etc. OCRA developed standards for certified sites a couple of years ago and is working to provide direction about how rural communities can keep the door open for food processing by making their sites suitable for a wide range of uses, including food processing.

    • Friday, November 03, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Indiana Municipal Power Agency, 11610 North College Avenue, Carmel, Indiana 46032
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    Partnering to Provide Worker Housing

    Tools for Communities

    As Indiana communities poise for additional growth, many find that they need to begin focusing on new housing stock to accommodate and attract new workers and families. High-end home ownership is happening in some communities, but home ownership opportunities lag in the middle market and below. As communities try to address new housing options, leaders are looking for tools to help them address housing for a range of income levels for workers. Communities are looking for ways to stimulate new development, rehab existing housing stock, or create in-fill options in older neighborhoods.

    This workshop will define various housing types, identify existing programs and tools that communities can adopt to stimulate housing development, and examine best practices, case studies, and non-traditional approaches.

    • Thursday, November 09, 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • The Corydon Group Building, 125 West Market Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204
    • 16
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    Session is limited to 25 young professionals (40 and under).

    Objective: Provide an education opportunity for IEDA Young Professional members that exposes them to Indiana State Government leadership and the legislative process.

    10:30 AM - Registration

    11:00 AM – Welcome and Overview

    11:15 AM - Keynote: Senator Brandt Hershman – Chair of the Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee

    12:00 PM  – Networking Lunch with House Speaker Brian Bosma

    1:00 PM – A Different Perspective: How it really works from a lobbyist perspective (This will include a tour of the State House)
    Kip Tew, Ice Miller
    Katrina Hall, Indiana Farm Bureau
    Mark Lawrance, Indiana State Chamber

    2:00 PM – A LEDO Perspective on the Legislature
    Wendy Dant Chesser, One Southern Indiana
    Jim Plump, Jackson County Industrial Development Corp
    Tim Eckerle, Grant County Economic Growth Council
    Jeff Quyle, Radius Indiana

    3:30 PM – Reception
    Loughmiller's Pub & Eatery, 301 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

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    • Thursday, December 14, 2017
    • 1:30 PM
    • Friday, December 15, 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • The Alexander, 333 South Delaware Street, Indianapolis, Indiana‎

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