Here are the latest headlines from IEDC:
Business Advisor Earns CEPA Designation
Friday, June 07, 2019
Shannon Benolken receives CEPA Designation and Joins International Community of Business Advisors apart of the Exit Planning Institute
Cleveland, OH – The Exit Planning Institute, Itasca Economic Development Corporation and the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Center for Economic Development are proud to announce that Shannon Benolken recently earned the Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) designation after completing the Institute’s intensive 4-day executive MBA-style program in Phoenix Az. Benolken joins an elite group of business advisors who have received this designation and are a part of the Exit Planning Institute’s international community of CEPAs. The CEPA program is the most widely accepte...
How a Business Retention & Expansion (BR&E) Visit Can Impact Job Creation and Business Growth
Friday, June 07, 2019
Itasca Economic Development Corporation (IEDC), a 501c3 nonprofit organization under the leadership of Mark Zimmerman, experienced firsthand how a Business Retention & Expansion (BR&E) visit can impact job creation and business growth. During a visit with Bud Schneider, President of Arrowhead Promotion and Fulfillment, Mark learned that the company had recently gone through strategic planning which resulted in several initiatives – one of which was to better utilize its existing assets including a large building used for a warehouse.
About nine months later, Mark received a phone call from ASV’s Chief Operating Officer, Jim DiBiagio. ASV was considering bringing their distributio...
Tamara Lowney Announced as President
Tuesday, February 05, 2019
Itasca Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) is happy to announce that Tamara Lowney will lead the organization as their new President starting on January 7th, 2019. Lowney’s experience and passion for business and economic development will be a valuable asset to IEDC as they develop their strategic plan and vision for Itasca County.
“Tamara will not only bring a solid business acumen to this role, but an ardent focus on engaging the community,” says IEDC Chair, Frank Frederickson. “She has been working in Itasca County for the past three years in her previous role at Area Partnership in Economic Expansion (APEX), an...