The Nominating Committee of the International Economic Development Council has elected Clarence Hulse to its board of directors for a two-year term. He is executive director of the Economic Development Corp. Michigan City. In his current role, his main objective is implementing the Economic Development Action Initiative developed by community stakeholders engaged by Crowe Horwath LLP.

As the former director of economic development in Jeffersonville, Hulse was instrumental in creating 3,500 new jobs and $300 million in capital investment. In creating the Jeffersonville Neighborhood Leadership Institute, he improved the city’s neighborhoods and won recognition by the Indiana Planning Association winning the 2011 Outstanding Community Initiative Award. Hulse also served as executive director of the Jeffersonville Urban Enterprise Association implementing strategies to assist small businesses on Mainstreet, promote tourism and augment historic preservation in the downtown.

His private sector experience includes employment at Intrawest Placemaking and as an economic development consultant advising municipalities on implementing comprehensive community and economic development plans.

Hulse earned his BS at Harding University, Arkansas in Public Administration, magna cum laude and an MS in Economic Development from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is also a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute.

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