News release from the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership:
European Foreign Investors Continue to Express Interest in Northeast Indiana
(May 30, 2013) – Foreign investors in Europe continue to show interest in expanding their businesses in Northeast Indiana. That’s what Dale Buuck, Vice President of Business Development at the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, found out on a recent 12-day trip to the UK, Germany and Italy. While there, Buuck met with company executives from the steel processing, automotive OEM and parts supply industries along with consultants who specialize in assisting foreign companies move to the U.S. The goal of the visit was to promote Northeast Indiana and generate interest in companies locating their business in the region.
“Northern Italy is the heart of advancing manufacturing for that country, and the interest expressed for the American market was very strong. Several companies I met with are planning trips to the Midwest and plan on visiting Northeast Indiana,” said Buuck. “Investors realize that Northeast Indiana is a great opportunity for them to enter or expand their U.S. operations given its location to Midwest markets and the very good state of the Indiana economy.”
The Partnership worked with the State Department’s London office for several meetings, and Buuck participated in the British American Business Council’s annual transatlantic conference held in Birmingham, UK.
The trip concentrated efforts on generating new business in the Partnership’s 10-county region, which is comprised of Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells and Whitley counties.
About the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership
The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership was formed in 2006 to help build a globally competitive economy in Northeast Indiana. It is a public-private partnership focused on generating business leads and building regional capacity through product development and effective regional collaboration. The Northeast Indiana Fund (Fund) was created in 2005 to operate as a supporting organization of the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, focused specifically on product development and regional collaboration. In 2010, the Partnership launched Vision 2020 to bring the region together around five key areas for economic growth: 21st Century Talent, Competitive Business Climate, Entrepreneurship, Infrastructure and Quality of Life. Through its combined efforts in business development and capacity building, the Partnership supports its 10 member counties: Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells and Whitley counties. For more information, visit www.NEIndiana.com.