The Economic Development Corporation Michigan City (EDCMC) celebrates Economic Development Week from May 8-13. Economic Development Week was created and is coordinated by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). It is being held during the week of the organization’s 91st anniversary as the largest professional membership organization for economic developers. The EDCMC is participating in the national celebration at a local level and is coordinating efforts to bring awareness about economic development in Michigan City.

Typically economic development can be described in terms of objectives. These most commonly include the creation of jobs and wealth, and the improvement of quality of life. Economic development can also be described as a process that influences growth and restructuring of an economy to enhance the economic well-being of a community. “We are excited to launch an Economic Development Week campaign in Michigan City, IN. We will be posting information via social media throughout the week to share more about economic development in our community”, said EDCMC Economic Development Manager, Katie Eaton.

The week is being kicked off with an official Michigan City Proclamation signed by Mayor Ron Meer on May 2, 2017 that recognizes May 8 – 13, 2017 as National Economic Development Week in Michigan City. “We appreciate the support from the Mayor and from the City of Michigan City. Our partnerships in the community enable us to provide the best service possible to existing and new business,” stated Clarence Hulse, Executive Director of the EDCMC.

2017 will be the second consecutive year Economic Development Week was coordinated by IEDC. This is the first year the EDCMC is participating in the celebration. During National Economic Development week the EDCMC will be coordinating a social media campaign to share information about the EDCMC’s development efforts. The organization will post daily on their Facebook page, @EDCMichiganCity, stats and fun facts about development in the area and about the organization. Each day, May 8 – 12, there will be one trivia question posted for a prize. Check the EDCMC Facebook page daily for your chance to win.

To learn more about Economic Development Week, visit IEDC online at or search #EconDevWeek #EDW2017 on social media to follow along.

About the EDCMC: Economic Development Corporation Michigan City, Indiana (EDCMC) is committed to growing and attracting new industry and business to the community as well as strengthening existing business. EDCMC services, programs and one-on-one assistance clearly provides the optimum business environment — a place where commerce and industry can prosper and grow. EDCMC merges the right mix of resources, including: city government officials, residents and the expertise of business leaders. Exclusive incentive packages and unique natural resources make Michigan City the place to build or expand. For more information, call (219) 873-1211 or visit

About Economic Development Week: Economic Development Week is an event created by the International
Economic Development Council to celebrate the achievements of economic developers. The event will occur for the second time May 8-13, 2017. Information can be found at

About the International Economic Development Council: The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit membership organization serving economic developers. With more than 5,000 members, IEDC is the largest organization of its kind. Economic developers promote economic well-being and quality of life for their communities, by creating, retaining and expanding jobs that facilitate growth, enhance wealth and provide a stable tax base. From public to private, rural to urban, and local to international, IEDC’s members are engaged in the full range of economic development.

PHOTO: Clarence Hulse is presented the Proclamation by Michigan City Mayor, Ron Meer

PHOTO: Proclamation