Registration Fees

Member | $75
Nonmember | $150


thursday, june 17

1:30 PM

State Update
Legislative Update | Mark Shublak, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
Elaine Bedel, Indiana Destination Development Corporation

2:30 PM


3:00 PM

Tracking and Measuring ED: Telling Your Story in the New Economic Development World
Speakers will cover the following topics: Define success for supporting small business, KPIs, Partnerships, Community development, Incentives, flexible real estate options
Valerie Shaffer, EDC of Wayne County
Molly Whitehead, Boone County EDC

4:00 PM

Mental Health Break
Trivia Fun

4:30 PM

Shared Experience of COVID
Corey Murphy, New Castle/Henry County Indiana Economic Development Corporation
Jeff Rea, South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce
Leslie Wagner, Ginovus

5:30 PM


8:00 PM

Local Reception
Local in-person receptions will be scheduled around the state. Information will be added closer to the date.

Friday, June 18

10:00 AM

Bridging the Digital Divide
Learn more about recent broadband legislation and the available resources to help your community become more competitive in today’s rapidly digitizing economy.
Moderator: Misty McCammack, Duke Energy
Matt Crouch, Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs
Dr. Roberto Gallardo, Purdue Center for Regional Development
Scott Rudd, Indiana Broadband Office of Lt. Governor

11:00 AM


11:15 AM

ESG: How this hot topic connects to economic development
Environmental, Social and Governance factors are gaining attention for corporations, governmental entities and utilities. The discussion will focus on:

  • What is ESG? 
  • What are some of the drivers of the trend? 
  • What, if any, impact is this having on economic development? 
  • How are utilities addressing ESG considerations? 
  • What might you expect looking ahead?
Moderator: Jeremy Sowders, Hoosier Energy
Susan Borries Reed, Baker Tilly Municipal Advisors, LLC
Christopher Lloyd, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC

12:15 PM

Lunch Break

1:30 PM

Mental Health Break: Scavenger Hunt

2:00 PM

Exploring my role in advancing DEI as an Economic Development Leader
As an economic development leader it is critically important to understand the challenges and opportunities that exist throughout the community. Effective programs, policies, practices are outcomes to true understanding and implementation of DEI principles and values. This interactive workshop will provide a foundational understanding of diversity, equity & inclusion and the impact on self, the people you serve and why it matters in economic development.
Khalilah A. Shabazz, Ph.D., Indiana University

3:15 PM

Indiana’s Economic Status: New Indiana Vision 2025 Report Card
Kevin Brinegar, Indiana Chamber

4:00 PM

End of Conference

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