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Partnership Update: 5 Key Accomplishments for Northeast Indiana
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JANUARY 2019
Partnership Update
CEO Perspective

What Did Northeast Indiana Accomplish in 2018?

In short, the Regional Partnership set out in 2018 to continue to drive the organization’s mission to build, market and sell Northeast Indiana to increase business investment. We worked to “build” a region advancing toward the goals of Vision 2030, “market” the region through national public relations and a regional branding initiative and accelerate our “sell” efforts focused on business development.

Many notable accomplishments are now on record for 2018. Without downplaying any other results, I am highlighting five as a reminder of what will be important in the year ahead. While we record the achievement in the year past, the full sustained value of these accomplishments is yet to be realized for years to come.

So, what did we accomplish together in Northeast Indiana? 

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Business Development

Business Development Team's Top 3 Initiatives for 2019

With the New Year upon us, the Regional Partnership's business development team continues to assess and evaluate 2018’s work while charging forward toward 2019 goals.

In 2018, three new companies, Rural Sourcing, EnviroKure and Samson Exhaust, committed over $14 million in capital investments and 193 new jobs to our region. The business development team also published 17 additional projects. 

This year is posing to be another year of sustained action to increase business development in the region.

What are we working toward this year? Here are the Top 3 initiatives we’re focused on in 2019.

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To learn more about Northeast Indiana’s business development efforts, please contact Vice President of Business Development Chad Ruston.

National Media Result: “Is your city pricing you out?”

As talent attraction becomes increasingly important for the region, the Regional Partnership's marketing team is pitching quality of life stories to national media in addition to stories about industry and business climate.

Through our national PR work with Development Counsellors International (DCI), we recently hosted journalist Matt Meltzer for a visit to Northeast Indiana.

During journalist visits like these, we work hard to showcase many different stories and amenities throughout the region during the allotted time, and the journalist has the opportunity to select a story angle for his or her publication. Meltzer spent time in Fort Wayne and also in Auburn, and he chose to write about downtown Fort Wayne as a vibrant, thriving, affordable community with many amenities for millennials. 

Meltzer published the story “Is your city pricing you out? Here’s what life could be like in America’s most affordable city” about the affordability and high quality of life in our region.

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To learn more about the region's marketing efforts, please contact Vice President of Marketing & Strategic Communications Kate Virag.

Northeast Indiana's Internship Program Highlighted at Conference 

In December 2018, Sonya Snellenberger-Holm presented at the Commission for Higher Education’s annual Student Advocates Conference. The conference hosted over 400 attendees and serves as an opportunity for Indiana college advisors, mentors, student leaders and other advocates to discover innovative practices, share success stories and learn about state policies impacting college completion and student success.

Snellenberger-Holm, the Regional Partnership's internship program manager, spoke to attendees about the importance of building a collaborative atmosphere for partners to ensure that students in Northeast Indiana can have a quality internship experience. Knowing that internships are an essential building block for talent attraction, talent development and business attraction, she shared ways that participants can take the model of the Regional Internship Program for Employers to recreate in their own organization or school.

For more information about talent development or the Regional Internship Program for Employers, please visit the website or contact Program Manager Soyna Snellenberger-Holm.

Talent Attraction

Post Your Job Opening for FREE!

Companies are working overtime to influence and attract quality talent. Add the Northeast Indiana Jobs Portal to your recruitment process.

Recently, employers utilizing the Northeast Indiana Jobs Portal found success in attracting talent and filling jobs.

A new administrative login allows employers to manage a database of jobs, import an Excel file to post multiple jobs and republish jobs with a click of a button. 
The portal also provides top-level analytics to employers to better understand which jobs people are clicking on and how many times.

For more information about our talent attraction efforts, visit the website or contact Director of the Road to One Million Michael Galbraith.
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