Jim Staton, left, Regional Director for the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, described the Corporation's mission at the Monday noon luncheon meeting.  Pictured with Staton are Rotarians Jenn Whaley, center, and Mel Ward, right, who together hosted the program. Staton explained that the main focus of the IEDC is getting manufacturing companies and businesses to relocate and stay in Indiana.  It's his job to market the state as a place to grow and expand, as a good place to do business.  As a right-to-work state, a state with low corporate taxes, resources, and a central location at the crossroads of America, Indiana does offer an attractive package.  Available tax abatements, tax credits, infrastructure grants and grants to train a skilled workforce are additional incentives to entice a business to start up or to relocate in Indiana.  New and relocated businesses bring new life and prosperity to Indiana communities.  


On Saturday, February 16, 2013 Kentland Rotarians will be serving a Pancake Breakfast at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Kentland (adjacent to Cast Park). Tickets can be purchased at the door or from Rotary Club members for $5.  Children 3 and under are free.  Come and visit with your neighbors and help support Rotary projects.  


Brandt Stum 

Kentland Rotary Club