STATEHOUSE (Feb. 14, 2018) — State Rep. Ed Clere (R-New Albany) on Tuesday recognized the Indiana Economic Development Association on the 50th anniversary of its founding.
The IEDA is composed of 400 members in the economic development profession who represent all 92 Indiana counties. The association focuses on infrastructure and economic development projects while also extending educational programs to its members.
Clere presented the resolution on the floor of the House of Representatives. He was joined by a dozen co-authors.
“The politically and geographically diverse list of co-authors speaks to the nonpartisan nature and statewide impact of IEDA,” Clere said. “In places large and small, urban and rural, IEDA members work daily to bring jobs and economic growth to communities throughout Indiana.”
Co-authors included State Reps. Steven Stemler (D-Jeffersonville), Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown), Steve Davisson (R-Salem) and Terry Goodin (D-Austin), and State Sen. Ron Grooms (R-Jeffersonville) sponsored the resolution in the Senate.
Wendy Dant Chesser, president and CEO of One Southern Indiana, chairs the IEDA board of directors. Clere acknowledged Chesser for her involvement in the IEDA.
“Wendy’s economic development expertise and leadership qualities are recognized throughout Indiana,” Clere said. “She is a credit to our community and an asset to our state.”
Chesser was elected chair last December. Her term continues through 2018.
“The Indiana Economic Development Association has been the primary organization representing economic development professionals across Indiana for a half century,” Chesser said. “Our behind-the-scenes work sets the stage for economic vibrancy for our communities and allows residents the employment opportunities they need for financial security and personal growth. This work helps enable Indiana to be a great place to live, work and raise a family.”
Learn more about the Indiana Economic Development Association by visiting www.ieda.org.
State Rep. Ed Clere (R-New Albany) represents House District 72, which includes
most of Floyd County, including New Albany, Georgetown and Floyds Knobs.
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Pictured: State Rep. Ed Clere (R-New Albany) honors the Indiana Economic Development Association on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, at the Statehouse for its 50th anniversary. Clere presented the organization with a resolution in front of the House of Representatives.