Duke Energy awards marketing grants
Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) has awarded more than $125,000 in grants to 26 local and regional economic development organizations. The parent of Plainfield-based Duke Energy Indiana says the grant dollars are used to support marketing campaigns and promotional materials, website development and updates, conference and tradeshow registrations and continuing education.
One of the recipients is the Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance. It will use the money to purchase new street sign banners bearing the group’s new branding, which includes a revamped logo and messaging that reflects the community’s character and aspirations.
“As the Kokomo community continues to grow and expand as a result of a new battery industry presence, we want to create a renewed sense of pride for current businesses and residents,” said Lori Dukes, president and CEO of the Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance. “Through this new marketing campaign and street sign banners, we’re able to create a unique identity and sense of place for those who call Kokomo home.”
Grants in the amount of $5,000 were awarded to the following organizations:
- Aspire Johnson County
- Bloomington Economic Development Corp.
- Boone County Economic Development Corp.
- City of Batesville
- Daviess County Economic Development Corp.
- East Central Indiana Regional Partnership
- Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance
- Greensburg-Decatur County Economic Development Corp.
- Grow Wabash County
- Hancock Economic Development Council
- I-74 Business Corridor
- Indy Partnership
- Jackson County Industrial Development Corp.
- Knox County Indiana Economic Development
- Lawrence County Economic Growth Council
- Martin County Alliance for Economic Growth
- Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership
- One Dearborn
- Purdue Research Foundation Economic Development Team
- Radius Indiana
- Shelby County Development Corp.
- South Central Indiana Economic Development Group
- Southwest Indiana Development Council
- The Town of Cumberland
The Vermillion County Economic Development Council received a $4,485 grant and the Economic Development Corp. of Wayne County received a $1,625 grant. Since the Partnership Program was established in 2017, Duke Energy has contributed more than $700,000 in grant funding to organizations that are helping create vibrant economies in Indiana.