NEW ALBANY, IND. (Nov. 28, 2016) – Duke Energy has awarded a grant of $5,000 to One Southern Indiana (1si) to conduct a year-long, multi-media marketing initiative. The initiative will involve a campaign to a strategically chosen group of site selectors and economic development professionals, highlighting the advantages of locating a new business or facility in Clark and Floyd counties.
“Through Duke Energy’s Marketing Partnership Program, we provide funding to local and regional economic development organizations in our service territory to help attract jobs and business investment,” said Erin Schneider, Duke Energy Indiana director of economic development. “We’re proud to support these groups who are working hard to bring economic vitality to their communities.”
Duke Energy selected a total of 12 Indiana economic development groups to receive the grants through a competitive application process that demonstrated their plans for creating and achieving long-term strategic goals.
1si President and CEO Wendy Dant Chesser said, “Duke Energy has always been a great partner both in economic development and in the progress of our community. 1si is thrilled Duke has recognized Southern Indiana as a location in which they will invest, and we are thankful for the assistance they have provided – now and in the past. We anticipate the funding provided by Duke will help us attract interest in our great business climate and quality workforce efforts, as well as our infrastructure amenities and overall quality of place.”