New Course for Economic Development Directors

Yesterday, Thayr Richey and Jim Plump co-taught a 3.5 hour session on “Managing an Effective Economic Development Organization” at the IEDA’s Economic Development Director’s Course. Some of topics in yesterday’s session included: Understanding your community Analyzing the organization The roles of the director Organization case studies Regionalism Developing a career in the business For more information, […]

Quad Cities Chamber and Bi-State Regional Commission Receive Regionalism and Cross Border Collaboration Award

The planning process for manufacturing innovation that was led by SDG and its partner, ESOP Advisors, has just received an award by Expansion Solutions Magazine. The Quad Cities Chamber and Bi-State Regional Commission received the award for excellence in regionalism and cross-border collaboration as demonstrated in the planning process for the Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation […]

Perry County Economic Update

In June, SDG president Thayr Richey presented an update on the international, U.S,  Indiana and Southwest Indiana regional economy to the Perry County Development Corporation board of directors. Thayr’s lecture included a discussion of U.S. manufacturing “reshoring” and the difficulty of replicating the industrial infrastructure that this country has lost over the past two decades. ils-3pl.com.ua/ […]

Economic Development 101 for Local Elected Officials Workshop

Economic Development 101 for Local Elected Officials Workshop

SDG has begun holding workshops: ED 101 for Local Elected Officials. To-date we have held the workshops in Posey, Daviess, and Rush counties. Additional workshops are already slated for other communities. These workshops run between 2 1/2 and 3 hours and will help the LEO’s to be more effective in the economic development of their […]