After a trio of Muncie and Delaware County
officials completed an economic development trip to China in late
September, the local Economic Development Alliance issued a press
release calling it a “successful” trip.
But was it? Will the trip lead to any jobs locally?
And how many years could pass before we even know?
trips to China, Japan and Turkey in recent years, city and county
officials and those from the Economic Development Alliance say the trips
have generated some local jobs with the promise of more to come.
others say that after five years of trips, something more concrete than
just relationship building should be happening. There’s an undercurrent
of restlessness and skepticism among local officials and who spoke privately with The Star Press. Most declined to speak on the record. More here.