In spite of all the disruptions caused by the pandemic, Indiana had another record year in economic development.  Indiana Commerce Secretary Jim Schel...View Details

Don Babcock

After over 40 years with NIPSCO, 20 of which were spent directing the utility’s economic development efforts, Don Babcock retired at the end of 2020. ...View Details

After nearly 22 years, Diane Thalmann is stepping away from her role as the Economic Development Manager at NIPSCO.  In the first of an occasional pod...View Details

Indiana Main Street

The Indiana Main Street program has operated in Indiana communities since 1985, but COVID 19 has highlighted the critical role the program plays in fo...View Details


INVETS is Indiana’s unique and holistic effort to attract transitioning veterans to Hoosier communities and jobs.  Unlike any other effort in the US, ...View Details

Roberto Gallardo is the ‘new’ Director of the Purdue Center for Regional Development (PCRD), but he isn’t new to the Center and it’s mission of servin...View Details

Do you know what an aerostat is and how it may solve Indiana’s rural broad band challenges?  In this podcast Lee talks to Matt Crouch, OCRA, and Scott...View Details

Innovate WithIN

Innovate WithIN is a dynamic program targeting Indiana high school students helping them to ‘view life through a lens of innovation and entrepreneursh...View Details

Jim Schellinger serves as the Secretary of Commerce for the State of Indiana and has been in a leadership role with the Indiana Economic Development C...View Details

Ever been to a ‘backwards parade?’  In Owen County, that was how they helped school children celebrate the beginning of a new school year. In this pod...View Details

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