Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Does Northwest Indiana really need another economic development agency

Porter County is moving forward on the creation of a new economic development agency, a recommendation of the "jobs cabinet" created to study economic development needs in the county. But does Northwest Indiana really need yet another economic development agency?

In September, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels told the One Region dignitaries in Merrillville that Northwest Indiana has so many economic development agencies already that they're counterproductive.

Elsewhere in Indiana, regions have formed a single economic development organization able to make swift decisions to attract businesses. More here.

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