PLAINFIELD — Duke Energy awarded grants of up to $5,000 to 19 Indiana economic development groups for two separate programs. The Whitley County Economic Development Corporation was one of those recipients.
“The Marketing Partnership Program and the Foreign Direct Investment Partnership Program are designed to help local economic development groups strengthen marketing efforts to help attract jobs and investment to the communities within our Indiana service territory,” Erin Schneider, director of economic development for Duke Energy Indiana, said.
To qualify for program consideration, each applicant must submit a marketing plan that has a direct impact on the community’s economic growth and supports Duke Energy’s economic development goals. Grant funding does not include travel, lodging, food and beverage and entertainment expenses.
Other economic development organizations receiving the 2019 grants include:
Boone County Economic Development Corporation
Cass County Economic Development
Crawford County Economic Development Corporation
Greater Lafayette Commerce
Hamilton County Economic Development Corporation
Hancock County Economic Development Council
Hendricks County Economic Development Partnership
Jackson County Industrial Development Corporation
Morgan County Economic Development Corporation
Pike County Economic Development Corporation
Accelerate West Central Indiana
I-74 Business Corridor Group
Indiana Technology Corridor
North Central Indiana Economic Development Partnership
Radius Indiana / Bloomington Economic Development Corporation
Southwest Indiana Development Council
Shelby County Development Corporation
Grow Wabash County
Duke Energy Indiana, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, provides about 6,600 megawatts of owned electric capacity to approximately 840,000 customers in a 23,000-square-mile service area, making it Indiana’s largest electric supplier.
Duke Energy is a Fortune 125 company headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is one of the largest energy holding companies in the U.S. It employs 30,000 people and has an electric generating capacity of 51,000 megawatts through its regulated utilities, and 3,000 megawatts through its non-regulated Duke Energy Renewables unit.