The South Central Indiana Economic Development Group partnered with Radius Indiana to share insights about their respective southern Indiana regions as co-hosts of an educational session for site selectors and business advisers in downtown Louisville on October 27.
The event marks the third joint economic effort by the two organizations, representing 17 southern Indiana counties.
The session is part of South Central Indiana’s ongoing outreach program to raise awareness about the business strengths and opportunities in the region. The leaders from Radius Indiana and South Central IN Group shared the regions with their southern neighbors, showcasing the benefits of doing business in the regions, as well as new programs at work to attract the population and strengthen existing businesses.
Tony Denhart, executive vice president of Workforce and Talent for the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, served as the guest speaker for the session and shared initiatives underway to help Indiana businesses attract and retain talent.
Representatives from the regions’ Local Economic Development Organizations and Wendy Dant Chesser or One Southern Indiana joined Radius President and CEO Jeff Quyle and SCIED President Darrell Voelker for the event.
“New development in either of our areas can significantly affect our neighboring counties. We share resources, workforce and infrastructure with many of the Radius counties, and any opportunity we have to work together only strengthens our ability to attract and grow business,” said Voelker.
“We are continually looking for opportunities to share our region with business leaders who help national and global companies decide where to locate or expand their businesses,” said Quyle. “We are happy to reinstate this event after taking a two-year break from in-person meetings. It is in the true spirit of regionalism that Radius and the SCIED Group came together for this effort. We have diverse assets but a common mission—to grow the economy in southern Indiana.”