Michigan City, Indiana joins cities nationwide to increase awareness of the positive work economic developers do to enhance local economic impact

MICHIGAN CITY, INDIANA – Mayor Duane Parry recognizes National Economic Development Week, from May 4-9, 2020, by issuing a proclamation celebrating the contributions of positive economic development and acknowledging the role of the profession in our local community, including stewardship of:

  • Policies that government undertakes to meet broad economic objectives including business and manufacturing development, high employment, and sustainable growth.
  • Policies and programs to provide services such as building infrastructure, property management, and access to medical and essential services to the disadvantaged.
  • Policies and programs explicitly directed at improving the business climate through business finance, marketing, neighborhood development, business growth and retention, technology transfer, real estate development and other supporting services.

Mayor Duane Parry stated, “Michigan City is fortunate to have an innovative economic development group such as Economic Development Corporation of Michigan City.  Being on the Board of Directors, I have heard firsthand of the great things EDCMC has in the queue to transform Michigan City into the thriving community with abundant manufacturing jobs and the great place to live that it can be.”

Now in its fifth year, National Economic Development Week was created by the International Economic Development Council, the largest professional membership organization for economic developers, in 2016 to recognize the unique role that economic development has in creating vibrant communities with strong economies. Over the span of four years, more than 450 campaigns have been created throughout the United States and Canada, creating millions of impressions, hundreds of news stories, blog entries, videos, events and other activities. Cities, counties and states recognized the week in past years through official proclamations, local community events, and informational campaigns online and through social media. The United States Economic Development Administration (EDA) has also issued a statement commemorating Economic Development Week in past years.

EDCMC Board of Director’s Chair Stephanie Oberlie said, “Economic Development consists of many facets. It takes visionary and collaborative leadership to succeed, which Clarence Hulse consistently demonstrates. The expertise and passion of the entire EDCMC staff should be celebrated.  The board is grateful to have them recognized for the work they do in our community, as it is well deserved.”

To learn more about Economic Development Week, visit IEDC online at iedconline.org/edw.

For more information, please contact the EDCMC office at (219) 873-1211.

Click here to read Proclamation (PDF).

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. The EDCMC exists to develop and implement seamless policies, procedures and programs for economic and community development that drive systemic and long-term viability through collaboration and consensus with our stakeholders and community resources. The services, programs, and one-on-one assistance provided by the EDCMC create 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 www.edcmc.com.

About the International Economic Development Council, The International Economic Development Council is the leading international association for professional economic developers. IEDC supports the work of more than 5,000 economic developers to create high-quality jobs, develop vibrant communities, and improve the quality of life in their regions. Our members are employed in a wide variety of settings including local, state, provincial, and federal governments, public-private partnerships, universities and a variety of other institutions.