To attract, retain and develop a sustainable and innovative economic base.
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Who We Are / What We Do
We are a not-for-profit economic organization serving the community with the cities, towns, chambers of commerce, investor partners, and businesses of Elkhart County, Indiana. We are known as the “Concierge to Elkhart County Industry”. Our primary objectives are the retention and expansion of local businesses, attraction of new businesses to Elkhart County, and local entrepreneurial development.
History of the EDC of Elkhart County
The EDC of Elkhart County (EDCEC) was organized in 2001 as a public-private partnership and lead economic development organization for Elkhart County, Indiana. With a mission to attract and retain diversified businesses both domestically and internationally, the EDCEC serves as a resource and advocate to cultivate the competitiveness and profitability of business locating or expanding to Elkhart County, Indiana.
The EDCEC delivers an integrated approach to economic development strategy combining business attraction, expansion and retention activities, workforce attraction and development as well as strategic long-term planning. The EDCEC teams with the real estate development, land use planning and design professionals to present comprehensive location solutions to new and existing companies. The EDCEC provides confidential relocation and economic development services in close collaboration with regional and national partners to assist with site selection, community networking, workforce attraction and development, and navigation through the state and local incentives and regulatory process.
The EDC of Elkhart County is a nationally recognized economic development leader in the State of Indiana. The EDCEC provides strategic vision and “whatever it takes approach” to ensure continued Elkhart County economic vitality while providing quality job opportunities, a diverse and inclusive quality of place and continued prosperity for the residents and businesses of Elkhart County.
Board of Directors
David Birky Interra Credit Union
Adam Bujalski Elkhart County Council
Bill Burton 1st Source Bank
Mary Cripe City of Middlebury
Brian Dickerson Final Phase Electric
Rhett Fisher Ancon Construction
Scott Ford University of Notre Dame
Phil Jenkins City of Nappanee
Levon Johnson City of Elkhart / Chamber of Commerce
Nick Kieffer Goshen Chamber of Commerce
Jess Koscher Write Connections
Holly Landis Town Manager of Wakarusa
John Letherman Cadet Construction
Zhongjie (Peter) Liang – Fabric Services
Carl Risk Beacon Health System/Elkhart General Hospital
Rod Roberson City of Elkhart Mayor
Lori Stanger Wildman Business Group
Mike Stump Forest River
Jeremy Stutsman President/CEO LaCasa
Clark Warner Ceres Co-Op
Suzie Weirick Elkhart County Board of Commissioners
Jack Welter Elkhart Plastics
Jim Winkler Millersburg Town Council
Mike Yoder Town of Bristol