NORTHEAST INDIANA - The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership has received a matching grant from the Indiana Economic Development Corp. to support travel costs associated with promoting the region and cultivating new business partnerships. The organization says it will use the funding to expand its domestic footprint and reach.

The partnership serves 11-counties including Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells and Whitley Counties. 

John Sampson, president and chief executive officer of the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, says the IEDC grant will support efforts that benefit the whole state. 

“We are grateful to the IEDC for their leadership and awarding Northeast Indiana this impactful grant to boost our business development efforts. Enhancing Northeast Indiana’s ability to attract top businesses is critical to raising our region’s wages, growing our workforce and increasing educational and credential talent. With the IEDC’s significant grant to our business development efforts, we can enhance our U.S. presence and strengthen Northeast Indiana’s ability to compete in the global marketplace through regional collaboration,” said Sampson in a news release. 

The grant awards matching funds up to $100,000 to a region to support business development trips and site selector visits.