Economic Development Corporation Michigan City Executive Director Clarence L. Hulse has received the honor of Fellow Member status by the International Economic Development Council.

The status is given to IEDC members who have displayed unusual stature in the field of economic development or related disciplines. This level of stature emerges through significant contributions to the profession by serving through the IEDC as well as academic endeavors.

Hulse was recognized at the IEDC annual conference held Oct. 3 through 6 in Nashville, Tenn.

“His outstanding achievements, hard work and dedicated service to the profession go above and beyond to improve the quality of life for others,” said 2021 IEDC Board Chair and President & CEO of Invest Buffalo Niagara Tom Kucharski.

“To be recognized by my peers and the IEDC as a Fellow Member is truly a humbling honor,” Hulse said. “The economic development arena is filled with so many hard-working and dedicated individuals who are toiling tirelessly to promote and spotlight their own communities that I am awed to be illuminated on this type of professional stage.”

Hulse’s journey in the field has included stops in Florida and North Carolina before landing in Michigan City. He is credited with creating more than 30,000 jobs and $3.5 billion in direct capital investment over the past 20 years.

Economic Development Corporation Michigan City, Indiana, is committed to growing and attracting new industry and business to the community as well as strengthening existing business. EDCMC concentrates on services, programs, partnerships and one-on-one assistance to provide the optimum business environment for commerce and industry to prosper and grow. As a private nonprofit, EDCMC merges the right mix of resources by uniting key leaders in government, business, schools and the community. For more information, call (219) 873-1211 or visit

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is the world’s largest membership organization for economic development professionals. Economic developers promote economic well-being and quality of life in their communities by creating, retaining, and expanding jobs that facilitate growth and provide a stable tax base. From public to private, rural to urban, and local to international, our members represent the entire range of economic development. Learn more at