Montgomery County Economic Development (MCED) is the Local Economic Development Organization (LEDO) for Montgomery County and Crawfordsville. This year we are celebrating our tenth year serving the people and businesses of Montgomery County and Crawfordsville.
MCED was established to provide development support to current companies, attract new businesses, advance infrastructure improvements and workforce development initiatives. These are essential components to keep and attract employers. The MCED standing committees, Retention/Stabilization, Community Development and Workforce Development are working hard to accomplish these goals.
Over the last ten years MCED has helped many current and new companies with incentives, training and infrastructure improvements as they invested millions of dollars in our community.
MCED was also the catalyst organization in the creation of our own Ivy Tech Community College site, SkillsNet industry consortium, and HoosierEmployer.com where employees and employers find each other in our own internet career center.
Working with the state, we succeeded in attaining “Shovel Ready” designation for the Crawfordsville Commerce Park and are currently developing the same status for the Nucor Road Steel Campus and Industrial Corridor.
The original founders of Montgomery County Economic Development saw a need to establish an organization that would provide a comprehensive and consistent economic development entity with leadership provided by city and county elected officials, business professionals and other community leaders. We are optimistic about the future and dedicated to improving the quality of life for all residents of Montgomery County and Crawfordsville.
The current MCED Board of Directors would like to thank all those who have served over the last ten years and for the vision and leadership that made Montgomery County a business friendly community and a great place to live.
Whether you are expanding or locating a new business to our community, make your first contact MCED and experience our professional support services.
Phone: (765) 362-6851
President Morris Mills
Vice President Rusty Carter
Secretary/ Treasurer Mike McCormick
Board of Directors:
Phil Bane Montgomery County Commissioner
Todd Barton Acuity Brands
Jeff Birk Closure Systems International
Phil Boots State Senator
Debbie Calder INDOT
Rusty Carter Tucker FC Carter Hess Group
Richard Chastain Montgomery County Councilman
Heather Perkins Crawfordsville City Council
Charlie Coons Crawfordsville Mayor
J. Lamont Harris Henthorn Harris & Weliever
Bill Henderson MCED Executive Director
Roy Kaser CEL&P/ Accelplus
Sharon Kenny Montgomery County Visitors Bureau
Dave Long Crawfordsville Chamber of Commerce
Steven Loy Chase Bank
Ann Malott Montgomery County Community Foundation
Mike McCormick McCormick Metsker
Morris Mills Community
Bill Petranoff Duke Energy
Stephen Seamans RR Donnelley
Mark Wollenberg Random House
Patrick White Wabash College
Chair: Todd Barton – Acuity Brands
Tracey Barr – RR Donnelley
Bill Henderson – Montgomery County Economic Development
Roy Kaser – Crawfordsville Electric Light & Power
Don Peterson – County Councilman
Jack Stevenson – Ace Hardware
- SkillsNet: MCED provides Crawfordsville training facility for Purdue Leadership classes utilized by companies and community towards graduation credit. Important initiative to develop local leadership talent.
- HoosierEmployer.com MCED website designed to support Project Bright Future and local employers to recruit a skilled workforce. Site visits climb to an average of 26,000 hits per month.
- Purdue High Tech Job Fairs: MCED travels to regional job fairs to represent local companies and community for skilled workforce. Important awareness initiative, selling the value of our local companies to recent graduates.
- School to Career Committee:The committee’s goal is to establish a manufacturing/business curriculum to be offered in the high school.Through this committee, MCED also initiated and funded the space for the SkillsNet training center, which later morphed into the Ivy Tech Community College site. MCED continues to be the major financial supporter of the College and the MCED executive director is on the Montgomery County Higher Education Steering Committee.
Part of the Montgomery County Higher Education Steering Committee at awards ceremony to accept the Indiana Career and Technical Education Award for Excellence in the Partnership Category. Tuesday February 14, 2005 at the Indiana Government Center in Indianapolis IN
Pictured Left to Right: Phil Bane, Bret Lewis, Roselie Brambrey, Phil Boots, Bill Henderson, Sheridan Hadley, John Zummer
Old Culver Hospital Brownfield MCED secures remediation grant of $42,000 to assist developers in redeveloping the structure. Phase two to begin in the fall.
MIBOR Grant - MCED receives an $11,000 grant from MIBOR to provide a feasibility study for financing the sewer project for the Nucor Road Industrial Corridor.