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GLC and its Economic Development Council are centered on seven strategies in their mission to enhance the Greater Lafayette region:
  1. Create an environment conducive to growing technology and advanced manufacturing businesses.
  2. Attract new business and industry.
  3. Support the expansion and retention of major employers.
  4. Develop new small businesses, while aiding in the expansion and retention of existing small- to medium-size businesses.
  5. Forge partnerships with business, government and educational authorities, and encourage the community’s public and private sectors to invest in Greater Lafayette’s economic development.
  6. Support the changing cultural diversity and quality-of-life needs of the community.
  7. Professionally manage the GLC organization so as to maintain its financial stability, meet the expectations of its members and treat its employees in a professional manner.

Economic Development Council Members & Staff

Board Members

Tony Benton Stuart & Branigin
Greg Deason Purdue Research Foundation
Tom Easterday Subaru of Indiana Automotive
Tom Freeman Regions Bank (Co-Chair)
Gary Henriott Henriott Group (Co-Chair)
Joe Hornett Purdue Research Foundation
Vic Lechtenberg Purdue University
Gary Lehman Fairfield Manufacturing
Doug Mansfield Kirby Risk
Pat More Duke Energy
Chris Olsen Tate & Lyle
Diana Perreiah Alcoa
Jim Risk Kirby Risk
Ron Alting Tipmont REMC
Joseph Seaman President and Chief Executive Officer Email
Jody Hamilton Director of Economic Development Email
Pete Wagoner Director of Existing Industry Support Email
Jerry Holsapple Loan Manager, Capital Resources Council Email
Jackie Franklin Director of Finance and Operations Email
Lauren Davis Program Manager, Economic Development Email
Erin Nelson Director, Chamber & Quality of Life Councils Email
Resa Hodnett Program Manager Membership Email
Kim Murray Program Manager Events Email